Mathematics and Physics Major

Examine how mathematical principles are used to identify and solve problems in the physical sciences with the  Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University. As a Mathematics and Physics Major, you’ll explore mathematical tools and methods as they relate to analysis and modeling in physics. Career opportunities include aerospace engineer, lab technician, mathematician, mechanical engineer, secondary school teacher and statistician.

This 123-credit-hour, undergraduate degree is tailored to develop expertise in the relationship between mathematics and physics. You’ll investigate how mathematical concepts, such as curvilinear coordinate systems, differential equations and vector analysis are used to study complex branches of physics. Physics coursework delves into fields such as electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. 

Physics classes take place in Temple’s state-of-the-art Science Education and Research Center, where small class sizes and new Physics labs foster an innovative learning environment. Graduates with a Mathematics and Physics degree are in high demand. Not only will you develop a strong background in both disciplines, but you’ll also hone your analytical and critical thinking skills. 

Temple faculty and students using complex machinery in a CST lab

Classes & Curriculum

As a Mathematics and Physics Major, you will broaden your knowledge with a combination of required and elective courses. These include

  • 11 required mathematics courses,
  • 10 required physics courses and
  • 2 writing-intensive courses, including the capstone course.

See a full list of requirements for the Mathematics and Physics Major.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full or part time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,488.00 per year
Out-of-state: $31,584.00 per year


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