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Bachelor of Science
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Bachelor of Arts
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  Academic Programs / Science & Technology

College of Science & Technology

Founded 1998


Hai-Lung Dai, Dean
A411 Barton Hall
1900 N. 13th Street
215-204-2888
www.temple.edu/cst
cst@temple.edu

Introduction
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Admissions
Financial Aid/Scholarships
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Awards and Achievements
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Introduction

Science and technology have been responsible for a profound transformation of the world in the 20th-century and will drive the economy of the 21st-century. The objectives of the undergraduate programs of the College of Science and Technology are to prepare students for careers in these important areas and to graduate informed, responsible citizens.

The college approaches science and technology as a body of knowledge that has an advancing frontier and a complex interface with society. The traditional mandate for a university is to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education and the opportunity to focus closely on a particular area of study. The College of Science and Technology embraces this mandate and extends additional opportunities to our students. Science and Technology students are encouraged to participate in faculty research projects and thus experience the advancement of this body of knowledge.

Bachelor of Science programs offer a greater concentration in major coursework, while Bachelor of Arts programs offer a greater variety of coursework. All programs offer undergraduates the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and a richly-diverse and stimulating student body as they prepare for active roles in society.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Science and Technology is to provide students with the best possible resources for learning. The college's preeminent faculty, laboratories, and research facilities offer students the means necessary to excel in their academic endeavors. The college focuses on integrating the most advanced technology with fundamental concepts in a hands-on learning environment to prepare students for an active role as informed, responsible individuals for continued professional and personal success.

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Admissions

See Undergraduate Admissions for more details.

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Financial Aid/ Scholarships

See Financial Information: Scholarships & Grants for more details.

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Special Programs

Study Abroad

See International Programs in the Opportunities section of this Bulletin and Temple University's Study Abroad web site at www.temple.edu/studyabroad for more information about study abroad options.

University Honors Program

Students in the College of Science and Technology may apply to the University Honors Program.  Honors students are eligible to enroll in CST honors courses, provided that they have satisfied the prerequisites and co-requisites.  Honors courses are designated with a nine as the second digit in the four-digit number, e.g.  Mathematics 1941 is Honors Calculus I.  See Academic Opportunities: University Honors Program for more information.

TUteach Certification for secondary education

Six Bachelor of Science programs enable students to prepare for secondary education certification while mastering the content of their field.  The programs are: Biology with Teaching, Chemistry with Teaching, Earth and Space Science with Teaching, General Science with Teaching, Mathematics with Teaching, and Physics with Teaching.  The programs require that students complete the collegial Bachelor of Science requirements and a total of 124 credits.  See the TUteach Programs for more details.

Five-Year Master's Programs and Teacher Certification

The Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics Departments enable talented students to complete both a bachelor's degree in one of the above departments and a master's degree in Education in five years.

Students who want to combine teacher certification with a major in one of these areas may take a minor in Education during their undergraduate study. After earning a bachelor's degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines, students spend an additional year as a graduate student in the College of Education. Students who complete this program earn a Master of Education degree and are certified to teach in Pennsylvania schools. See the College of Education for more details.

Early Admission to Professional Programs

Students in the College of Science and Technology who have been admitted to one of the following programs: Temple University School of Medicine, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University School of Podiatry, Temple University School of Pharmacy, or the Doctorate of Physical Therapy, at the end of their third year and have completed 90 semester hours, including all requirements of the college, may transfer their first year in professional study toward the completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  Biology and Chemistry majors may also transfer approved courses in their first year in professional study toward the elective courses in their major.

Students in the College of Science and Technology who have been admitted to other health-related professional schools at the end of their third year and have completed 90 semester hours, including all requirements of the college and of their majors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, may petition the dean for the transfer of their first year in professional study toward the completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

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Awards and Achievements

Awards

Juniors and seniors are often honored for outstanding performance in a variety of academic areas and for exceptional service to the college and the university. Information about these awards is available in departmental offices or in the Office of Student Services, 1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 203.

 

Distinction in Major

Many programs allow exceptional students to receive a Distinction in Major.  Please see the Bulletin pages for the specific requirements for any particular major.

 

Phi Beta Kappa

See Opportunities: Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa.

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Student Associations

Majors' Associations

Many of the departments within the College of Science and Technology support student interest organizations known as Majors' Associations or Societies. Each department organization provides an opportunity for students to interact with faculty and other students who share similar interests. It is through these venues that students may influence course offerings, faculty recruitment, and departmental policy.

  • Biochemistry Society
  • Biology Society
  • Chemistry Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery (C+IN SC and IS&T)
  • Geology Society
  • Society for Undergraduate Mathematics
  • Physics Society
  • Research Society

 

Pre-Professional Health Associations

Temple University has many pre-professional health organizations that may interest students in the College of Science and Technology.  These organizations allow students to interact with others with similar professional interests and gain more knowledge about admissions requirements and examinations.

  • American Medical Student Association
  • Pre Pharmacy Association
  • Pre-Dental Health Society
  • Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Pre-Veterinary Association of Temple

 

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