Mathematics (530) - Bachelor's Degree            
 
Studies of Mathematics at the University enable students to experience the depth and breadth of the field of mathematics. At the Mathematics teaching program there are about 30 permanent members of faculty, many of them renowned worldwide in their field. Their areas of activity cover most aspects of modern mathematics, from Number Theory and Algebra to Probability and Applied Mathematics, from Geometry to Logic and Foundations of Mathematics.
 
Graduates of the Mathematics teaching program are in great demand as students for advanced degrees in the various fields of academic studies, for senior positions in the high-tech industry and the economy. Study of Mathematics as a teaching program in an extended scope is particularly suitable for students who intend to continue studying Mathematics for advanced degrees. Study of Mathematics as a teaching program in a regular scope is designed mainly for students who wish to study in a dual teaching program track, namely, a teaching program in Mathematics and another teaching program within or outside the faculty, as well as for students who wish to include teaching certificate studies in their BSc studies.
 
Requirements for passing from one year to the next: a passing grade in all compulsory courses in Mathematics.
 
To be awarded a BSc degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science students must take at least 134 credits and meet the requirements of the teaching programs in which they are studying. In some tracks the requirements of teaching programs amount to more than 134 credits, and students must take the number of credits required in those tracks.
 
The requirements of first-year Mathematics compulsory studies are identical in all Mathematics tracks (except for the Mathematics-Physics tracks 8010, 8012, 8013). Toward the second year it is possible to move freely from every Mathematics track to each of tracks 1010, 1011, 1012 (subject, of course, to meeting the requirements of the additional teaching program in tracks 1011, 1012). The requirements for compulsory studies of first-year Mathematics are included also in track 3013 of Computer Studies and students taking it can pass to the second year in dual track 8014 or other Mathematics tracks.
Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English.

Department Officials

Head of Department – Studies

Prof. Michael Hochman 
tel. 02-6584748
email: vchair.math@mail.huji.ac.il

Secretary for Studies
Orna Barak
tel. 02-6584748
email: ornaba@savion.huji.ac.il

Secretary for Students
Orly Avital
tel. 02-6585137
email: orlyko@savion.huji.ac.il

Counsellors to Students (Bachelor Degree)
Prof. Ron Livne
email: bogermath.yoetz@mail.huji.ac.il

Dr. Shaul Zemel
email: zemels@math.huji.ac.il


Structure
Compulsory in the teaching programCompulsory electiveElective in the teaching programTotal in the teaching programProgramming studiesDivisionCornerstone ProgramAdditional teaching programSupplementary studiesTotal for the degree (minimum)Total for the degree (maximum)
Mathematics in Dual Major track with Life Sciences Major
(track 1011)
4411-135-76226לפי דרישת החוג134
Mathematics- Single Major track
(track 1012)
4911-1315-17772לפי דרישות החטיבה815134
Mathematics Dual Major track with Major in Humanities or Social Sciences
(track 1024)
4911-136-86824לפי דרישת החוג134
לקראת מוסמך

The teaching program will accept for MSc studies students who completed Mathematics studies in a teaching program scope (extended or regular) with a minimum grade of 85, and their BSc studies included the following courses: Probability Theory 1 (80420), Ordinary Differential Equations (80320), Introduction to Logic (80423), Set Theory (80200), Algebraic Structures 2 (80446 and Algebra courses preceding this course), Introduction to Topology (80516), Measure Theory (80617), Complex Variables (80519).
 

Subject to approval by the head of the teaching program, in certain cases suitable alternatives to some of these courses will be accepted. In particular, for students who completed Physics studies in a teaching program scope the following alternatives will generally be accepted: Applied Mathematics 2 (80157) as an alternative to Ordinary Differential Equations (80320), Complex Variables and Applications (80314) as an alternative to Complex Variables (80519), Probability Theory and Applications (80312) as an alternative to Probability Theory 1 (80420).


The candidacy of students who did not study some of the above courses will also be considered. Students admitted under these conditions will generally be required to complete what is missing during their first year of MSc studies, in addition to their MSc studies. In exceptional cases the teaching program will also consider candidates whose average in the BSc degree is below 85, but above 80.