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Bachelor of Science
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Bachelor of Science
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General College Graduation Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degrees

The College of Science and Technology offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The B.A. degree gives students a broad-based education, including the study of a foreign language. The B.S. degree is for those students who wish for more specialized training in their chosen disciplines.


Credit Hour Requirements

The College of Science and Technology requires that students complete a total of 123 credits for most programs.  The TUteach programs (Biology with Teaching, Chemistry with Teaching, Earth & Space Science with Teaching, General Science with Teaching, Mathematics with Teaching, Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching, Mathematics and Technology with Teaching, and Physics with Teaching) require students to complete a total of 124 credits.  Of those totals, 90 credits must be in the College of Science and Technology or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). A course shall count as a College of Science and Technology or College of Liberal Arts course if it is offered by a department or program in either of the respective colleges, or if it is in the departments of Economics and Art History, or if it is taken to satisfy a major or minor requirement in the College of Science and Technology. Of those 90 credits, 45 must be in upper-level courses. Upper-level courses consist of course numbers at the 2000 level or above. Students receiving a Bachelor of Arts (as opposed to Bachelor of Science) degree must take at least two courses numbered 2000 or above in the College of Liberal Arts.

 

Courses Inapplicable to Graduation

Semester hours earned in Mathematics 0701, lower-level military science (ROTC), and RCC-enhanced courses are not credited toward the minimum semester hours required for graduation. 

Students will not be awarded duplicate credit for courses that are repeated in transfer or at Temple.

Students will not receive credit towards graduation for lower-level courses, which are two or more courses below either an already-completed course or their placement level.  For example, if a student successfully completes Math 1041 (Calculus I), then they are not permitted to subsequently take Math 1021 (College Algebra) for new credits. 

A maximum of 8 semester hours of credit will be allowed by CST for life experience and CLEP examinations. A maximum of 4 courses or up to 12 semester hours will be allowed for upper-level Military Science (Army ROTC), Naval Science (Navy ROTC) or Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) courses.  A maximum of 12 total semester hours will be allowed for a combination of CLEP, Life Experience and upper-level Military Science

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

The College of Science & Technology requires that students have a GPA of at least 2.00 overall and at least 2.00 in the department(s) of their major and/or minor.

 

Residency Requirements

Students who transfer into the College of Science and Technology must complete at least 30 of their last 45 semester hours of coursework at Temple. These credits must be applicable to their degree.

For Bachelor of Arts programs, 7 of the courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. For the Bachelor of Science programs that are within a single discipline, 9 of the courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. For the Bachelor of Science programs that are interdisciplinary, 10 of the courses required for the major must be completed at Temple.

In addition, half of the courses required in the department of the major must be taken at Temple. Please refer to degree programs for the specific number of major courses required.


Bachelor of Science Requirements

General Education. All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.  The General Education curriculum consists of 25-26 s.h. 


Major
. Students must also complete the requirements of a departmental major. The minimum acceptable grade in a course taken to fulfill major requirements is a C- unless otherwise specified. Bachelor of Science majors are offered in the following programs:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biology with Teaching
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry with Teaching
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Space Science with Teaching
  • Environmental Science
  • General Science with Teaching
  • Geology
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mathematics with Teaching
  • Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching
  • Mathematics and Technology with Teaching
  • Neuroscience - Cellular & Molecular
  • Physics
  • Physics with Teaching

Minor or Concentration. Students may also choose to complete the requirements for a minor and/or concentration. The minimum acceptable grade in a course taken to fulfill minor or concentration requirements is a C- unless otherwise specified.  A concentration is available in the program of Biology.  At least three of the courses credited towards the minor must be courses that were not credited towards the major. If the primary major is not within CST, the student should follow the policies of the home college regarding distinct courses. At least half of the courses taken by a student to fulfill the minor must be taken at Temple.  Minors are available in the following programs:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Media Technologies (CIS/MSP)
  • Geology
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Second Major. Students may complete a second major by fulfilling all requirements for the primary and second majors, including at least four distinct courses in the primary major and four distinct courses in the second major. If the primary major is not within CST, the student should follow the policies of the home college regarding distinct courses. General Education requirements must be satisfied in accordance with the requirements of the primary major.  In instances of a double major, only one degree will be conferred.

 

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

General Education. All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.  The General Education curriculum consists of 25-26 s.h. 

Language Requirement. In addition to the University General Education requirement, Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete a second language requirement. B.A. degree candidates are required to successfully complete the second semester (typically courses numbered 1002) of a second language or demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Languages include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Upper-level distribution requirements. Bachelor of Arts students must complete upper-level distribution requirements by taking two upper-level courses in one or more departments of the College of Liberal Arts or the departments of Economics or Art History.  Upper-level courses consist of course numbers at the 2000 level or above.

Students who have second majors, one of which is in the College of Liberal Arts or Economics or Art History, automatically satisfy the distribution requirement.

Major. Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete the requirements of a major. It is important to note that students enter the College of Science and Technology as Bachelor of Science majors.  If students wish to change their degree choice to Bachelor of Arts, they must complete a declaration of major form in the Office of Student Services with an advisor.  The minimum acceptable grade in a course taken to fulfill major requirements is a C- unless otherwise specified.  B.A. majors are offered in the following programs:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science (see Geology)
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics

Minor or Concentration. Students may also choose to complete the requirements for a minor and/or concentration. The minimum acceptable grade in a course taken to fulfill minor or concentration requirements is a C- unless otherwise specified.  A concentration is available in the program of Biology.  At least three of the courses credited towards the minor must be courses that were not credited towards the major.  At least half of the courses taken by a student to fulfill the minor must be taken at Temple.  Minors are available in the following programs:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Digital Media Technologies (CIS/MSP)
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Second Major. Students may complete a second major by fulfilling all requirements for the primary and second majors, including at least four distinct courses in the primary major and four distinct courses in the second major.  General Education requirements must be satisfied in accordance with the requirements of the primary major.  In instances of a double major, only one degree will be conferred.

 

Individual Program Requirements


Certain courses fulfill multiple requirements.  In careful consultation with your advisor, you will be able to optimize curriculum choices.

The total number of hours required for the degree may vary based on initial placement exams, transfer evaluations, individual curriculum choices, and academic programs.

Listed under each degree program are the courses students must successfully complete to earn that particular B.A. or B.S. degree. These required courses are in addition to the General Education curriculum requirements.

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