Academic Programs / Science & Technology
Mathematics
Dr. Edward Letzter, Chair
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies
2152047847
Wachman Hall, Room 632
bdats@temple.edu
The mathematics major prepares student for professions requiring a strong mathematical background or for graduate study in mathematics and related fields.
There are several degree programs from which to choose: the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science with Teaching, and joint programs with Computer and Information Science, Economics, and Physics.
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics provides a solid mathematical foundation and also allows for the most flexibility.
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides an indepth theoretical background focusing on the traditional core areas of mathematics. This program is suitable preparation for graduate study in mathematics.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics focuses on mathematical and computational methods applicable in the sciences, engineering, and industry. In particular, this degree is suitable preparation for professions featuring sophisticated mathematical modeling and/or scientific computing. This degree is also suitable preparation for graduate study in applied mathematics or related disciplines.
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teaching program is aimed at students interested in teaching mathematics at the high school level. This program combines a solid mathematical foundation with the pedagogical training necessary for success as a high school teacher. This program also satisfies Pennsylvania's teacher certification requirements.
Fiveyear combined bachelor's and master's programs are also available.
Bachelor of Arts
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
 All Temple students must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Math 3096 or Math 4096.
 Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
 The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 2526 s.h. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
2. College Requirements
 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
 Two (2) Upper Level (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
 Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).
3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (54 s.h.)
 One (1) Computer & Information Science course is required (4 s.h.): Computer & Information Science 1053, 1057 or 1068.
 Thirteen (13) Mathematics courses are required (42 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042, 2043, 2101, 2111, 3031, 3096, 3137, 3138, 4096 and 3 Mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above.
 Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021 and 1062 or 2022.
Suggested Semester by Semester Plan
Year 1  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 

Computer & Information Science
Computer & Information Science
Computer & Information Science 
1053
1057
1068 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction 
4
4
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 1  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics 
1061 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
2111 
Basic Concepts of Math 
3 

Physics 
1062 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


4 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
2101 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


10 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 3  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3137 
Real & Complex Analysis I (F) 
3 

Mathematics 
3031 
Probability Theory I 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3096 
Introduction to Modern Algebra (S) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3138 
Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 4  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


13 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 4  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
4096 
Senior Problem Solving (S) 
3 
WI 
General Education / Elective Credits 


13 

Subtotal 


16 






Credits in Coursework for B.A. in Mathematics 
54 

General Education / Elective Credits 
69 

Total Credits for B.A. Degree 
123 

(F)  Fall only course.
(S)  Spring only course.
Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
Bachelor of Science
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
 All Temple students must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Math 3098 or Math 4096.
 Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
 The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 2526 s.h. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
2. College Requirements
 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
 45 UpperLevel (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (65 s.h.)
 One (1) Computer & Information Science course is required (4 s.h.): Computer & Information Science 1053, 1057 or 1068.
 Sixteen (16) Mathematics courses are required (53 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042, 2043, 3031, 3045, 3051, 3098, 3101, 3141, 3142, 4051, 4096 and four (4) Mathematics electives at the 3000+level or above. NOTE: Mathematics 2111 can count for one of the Math 3000+ electives, provided it is taken prior to Mathematics 3098 and Mathematics 3141.
 Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021 and 1062 or 2022.
Suggested Semester by Semester Plan
Year 1  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Computer & Information Science
Computer & Information Science
Computer & Information Science 
1053
1057
1068 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction 
4
4
4 

Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 

Physics 
1061 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


4 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 1  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics 
1062 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
3045 
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F) 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


8 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 2  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3031 
Probability Theory I 
3 

Mathematics 
3051 
Theoretical Linear Algebra (S) 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


8 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3098 
Modern Algebra (F) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3141 
Advanced Calculus I (F) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3101 
Topics in Modern Algebra (S) 
3 

Mathematics 
3142 
Advanced Calculus II (S) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 4  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
4051 
Complex Analysis (F) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


10 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 4  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
4096 
Senior Problem Solving (S) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


15 






Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Mathematics 
65 

General Education / Elective Credits 
58 

Total Credits for B.S. Degree 
123 

Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
Intercollegial B.A. Degree in Mathematical Economics
Dr.
Edward Letzter, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 632
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
or
Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair, Economics
Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Advisor, Economics
Ritter Annex 623
2152048169
dimitrios.diamantaras@temple.edu
The Departments of Economics and Mathematics offer the Mathematical Economics program as a platform for systematic concentration in the mathematical approach to economics. Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in economics, finance, accounting and other disciplines that make an extensive use of economics need a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics. The Mathematical Economics curriculum provides this grounding with a broad selection of courses that cover all important areas of economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas. This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in Economics. The program and its requirements are described in full in the "Intercollegial Programs" section of this Bulletin.
B.S. Degree in Applied Mathematics
Dr.
Edward Letzter, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
The program is administered by the department of Mathematics. For further discussion of the major requirements, please see Applied Mathematics in this Bulletin.
Interdisciplinary B.S. Degree in Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Jie Wu, Chair, Computer & Information Science
Dr. Anthony Hughes, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Mathematics & Computer Science
2152047910
anthony.hughes@temple.edu
Dr.
Edward Letzter, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
The interdisciplinary program is jointly administered by the departments of Mathematics and Computer & Information Science. For further discussion of the Interdisciplinary major requirements, please see Mathematics & Computer Science in this Bulletin.
Interdisciplinary B.S. Degree in Mathematics & Physics
Dr. Tao Rongjia, Chair, Physics
Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Physics
2152047639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu
Dr.
Edward Letzter, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
The interdisciplinary program is jointly administered by the departments of Mathematics and Physics. For further discussion of the Interdisciplinary major requirements, please see Mathematics & Physics in this Bulletin.
FiveYear Master's Program
The Combined B.A. or B.S./M.A. Program
To participate in this fiveyear program, a mathematics major should be enrolled in either the B.A. or the B.S. program. Application to continue in the M.A. program must be made to the graduate chair of the department no later than the first semester of the senior year. To be accepted by the M.A. program, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.25 in Mathematics courses when the application is made. Students must complete Mathematics 3141, 3142 and 4051 in place of Mathematics 3137 and 3138 and Mathematics 3098 in place of Mathematics 3096 in order to be considered for admission to the Master's program. In addition to completing the B.A. or B.S. requirements, the student must complete four additional graduatelevel mathematics courses numbered 5000 and above by the end of her/his senior year. If the Core and College requirements have also been met, the student will be awarded the B.A. or B.S. degree at the conclusion of this portion of the program. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better, and no more than two graduate courses can carry a grade less than B for the student to continue with the M.A. portion of the program.
FifthYear Course Requirements
The student will take a total of six graduatelevel courses, selected to conform to the M.A. requirements. At the end of the fifth year, the student must either write a master's thesis or pass one of the following examinations:
 Master's Comprehensive Examination in Pure Mathematics
 Master's Comprehensive Examination in Applied Mathematics
 Ph.D. Combined Comprehensive Examination (M.A. level pass)
For further details on the M.A. degree requirement see the Graduate Bulletin.
FiveYear Master’s/Secondary Education Certification Program
This is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education. For more information, see the following web site:www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_programs/schools_colleges/ed/intro/generalinfo/ed_generalinfo.shtm#teacher
Minor Requirements
 Three semesters of calculus (Mathematics 1041, Mathematics 1042, and Mathematics 2043).
 Linear algebra (Mathematics 2101)
 Four additional mathematics courses numbered 3000 or above, or Mathematics 2196 and three mathematics courses numbered 3000 or above. (Mathematics 2196 must be taken prior to Mathematics 3098 or Mathematics 3141.)
Calculation of Major GPA
The list of courses that are used to calculate major GPA is determined by the department. Students should consult with their academic advising unit for the applicable courses. In general, courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or a required course are not counted for the major GPA. This would include Mathematics 1022, for example.
Distinction in Major
To graduate with Distinction in Mathematics a student should meet the following requirements:
1. All requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics must be met with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the Mathematics courses.
2. At the time of graduation, the student's overall GPA, including all collegelevel courses, must be at least 3.25.
3. Bachelor of Arts students must complete Mathematics 3141, Mathematics 3142 and Mathematics 4051 instead of Mathematics 3137 and Mathematics 3138, as well as Mathematics 3098 instead of Mathematics 3096 in order to qualify for a Distinction in Major.
4. A student must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in Mathematics 3141, Mathematics 3142, Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4051 and any additional courses from the following list: Mathematics 3043, 3044, 3101, and any 4000level course other than individual study.
