Attain lucrative algebraic, analytic and numerical skills with the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. Graduates of this degree program can serve in a number of professional roles, including actuary, business analyst, database administrator, researcher and statistician. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a significant rise in the job market and median salary for mathematicians. Students can also continue their academic careers through various STEM-related graduate programs.
Over the course of four years, you’ll study mathematical applications, computations and theory. In this 123-credit-hour program, you’ll not only learn how to recognize, isolate and solve mathematical problems, but also how to communicate your findings through electronic media, speaking and writing.
In this program, you’ll learn how to
- communicate ideas,
- translate real-life and theoretical data into mathematics, and
- understand abstract algebra and real and complex analysis.
Choosing between the BA and BS in Mathematics
Depending on your level of commitment to mathematics, you can either take the 54- to 55-credit-hour program for the BA degree or the 65-credit-hour program for the BS degree. The BS in Mathematics requires more advanced mathematics courses, which might be a better fit for you if you plan on pursuing a graduate degree in Mathematics.
Conversely, you can broaden your educational experience and opt for the BA in Mathematics, which allows for more flexibility in coursework.