 
Summary: §3.2.1 The Tracks within the Department of Mathematics
The teaching of mathematics has been part of the university since it was founded
in 1956, though it was not constituted as a department until 1969. The courses in the
department are all taught at the RamatGan campus.
The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in
Mathematics. The undergraduate program is divided into three tracks: Pure
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. The degree offered, after a three
year course of study, is a B.Sc. In graduate studies there are three tracks:
Mathematics, Pure or Applied, which grants an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. with a thesis;
Statistics, which is a program for a Ph.D. with a thesis; and a new program in
Financial Mathematics, which will grant an M.Sc. without a thesis.
§3.2.1.a The Regular Undergraduate Program
The department offers a variety of options for undergraduate students. Most
students opt to study on an "expanded" track (replacing the need for separate major
and minor fields of study); expanded tracks are available in pure mathematics,
mathematics for hightech (applied mathematics) and mathematics with statistics, all
threeyear programs leading to the B.Sc. degree. The department also offers "major"
tracks in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, and there are
coordinated programs for double majors with the Physics and Computer Science
Departments. There is also a "mathematics for teachers" major, with a number of
