Attain lucrative numerical and algebraic computational skills with the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. Mathematics graduates 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 and computations. 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 or the 65 credit–hour program for the BS. The BS in Mathematics requires more advanced math courses, which might be a better fit for you if you plan on entering a graduate program in mathematics. Conversely, you might want to broaden your educational experience and opt for the BA in Mathematics, which allows for more flexibility in coursework.
Classes & Curriculum
Courses in the Mathematics Major Programs include
- Basic Concepts of Math;
- Calcus or Honors Calcus I, II, and III; and
- Senior Problem Solving.
Some of the additional courses in the more advanced BS include
- Advanced Calculus I and II;
- Differential Equations with Linear Algebra; and
- Modern Algebra.