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Mathematics and Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) , PA,
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.


Program Overview

As a Mathematics and Physics Major at Temple University, 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus I
  • Select one of the following:
  • Elementary Classical Physics I
  • Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
  • General Physics I
  • Honors General Physics I (F)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript
  • Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify)
  • Essay
  • Extracurriculars

International Students

  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)
  • Apply as an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16404 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16404 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    19944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9972 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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