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  Academic Programs / Science & Technology

Information Science & Technology

Dr. Jie Wu, Chair

Dr. Gary Baram, Faculty Advisor
Wachman Hall, Room 304
215-204-6847
gary.baram@temple.edu

 

The new undergraduate programs in Information Science and Technology (IS&T) offered by the Computer and Information Science (C+IN SC) Department are intended to provide students with both a detailed knowledge and a broad background in the technology of information systems. Fundamental concepts in mathematics, programming, object-oriented modeling, databases, software systems analysis and design, computer-operating systems and architectures, and networks and communications are stressed in the first two years.  Special topics, including component-based software development and net-centric and client-server computing, are offered as part of the last two years of the program.  A two-semester capstone project course is required.  This course is designed to help students integrate what they have learned in other courses and apply this knowledge in the design and implementation of a software application. 

Students develop the skills and the knowledge necessary to analyze information problems and to apply current technology to their solution.  The emphasis is to develop problem-solving and communication skills.  Substantial laboratory work is required.  Students participate individually and in groups in the design, development, testing and documentation of information systems for a university or an external client.


Bachelor of Arts

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)

  • Math 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing intensive courses as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:  C+IN SC 4296 and C+IN SC 4396.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshman students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (25-26 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
    • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (34-35 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.

 

2. College Requirements

  • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • Two (2) Upper Level (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
  • Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).

 

3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (58 s.h.)

  • Eleven (11) Computer & Information Science courses are required (43 s.h.): C+IN SC 1048, 1066, 1073, 2109, 2173, 3229, 3309, 4296, 4329, 4342 and 4396.
  • Two (2) Mathematics courses are required (7 s.h.): Mathematics 1031 and 2031.
  • Two (2) lab science courses are required (8 s.h.): Must select within a Sequence for Lab Science A and Lab Science B.  See the Sequenced Lab Science sheet for the science options.

 

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 1048 Introduction to IS&T 4  
Math 1031 Differential & Integral Calculus 4 QB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 1066 Mathematics Concepts for Computers 4  
C+IN SC 1073 Computer Programming & Higher Level Languages 4 QB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math 2031 Probability & Statistics 3  
C+IN SC 2173 Object-Oriented Programming 4  
Science   Laboratory Science A 4 SA
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2– Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 2109 Database & File Management Systems 4  
C+IN SC 3229 Operating Systems & Networking 4  
Science   Laboratory Science B 4 SB
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 3309 Component-Based Software Design 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     12  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 4329 Network Architectures 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     12  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 4296 Information Systems Analysis & Design 4 WI
C+IN SC 4342 Networked Application Systems 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 4396 Information Systems Implementation 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     13  
Subtotal     16  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.A. in IS&T 58  
General Education / Elective Credits 65  
Total Credits for B.A. Degree 123  

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)

  • Math 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:  C+IN SC 4296 and C+IN SC 4396.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshman students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (25-26 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
    • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (34-35 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.

 

2. College Requirements

  • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

 

3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (70-74 s.h.)

  • Eleven (11) Computer & Information Science courses are required (43 s.h.): C+IN SC 1048, 1066, 1073, 2109, 2173, 3229, 3309, 4296, 4329, 4342 and 4396.
  • Two (2) Mathematics courses are required (7 s.h.): Mathematics 1031 and 2031.
  • Four (4) Information Science & Technology (IS&T) related electives are required.  Select electives from the following list (12-16 s.h.): C+IN SC 3281^, 4282^, 4308, 4340, 4344, 4350, 4362, 4372, 4376, 4378, or 4382^.  Other courses may be selected from any department at Temple University at the 3000-level or above that are IS&T-related but must be approved in advance by the IS&T faculty advisor and the college.
  • Two (2) lab science courses are required (8 s.h.): Must select within a Sequence for Lab Science A and Lab Science B.  See the Sequenced Lab Science sheet for the science options.

 

^Note: A maximum of two courses may be taken from C+IN SC 3281, C+IN SC 4282, and C+IN SC 4382. C+IN SC 3281 may be taken twice within this two-course maximum.

 

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 1048 Introduction to IS&T 4  
Math 1031 Differential & Integral Calculus 4 QB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 1066 Mathematics Concepts for Computers 4  
C+IN SC 1073 Computer Programming & Higher Level Languages 4 QB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math 2031 Probability & Statistics 3  
C+IN SC 2173 Object-Oriented Programming 4  
Science   Laboratory Science A 4 SA
General Education / Elective Credits     5  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2– Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 2109 Database & File Management Systems 4  
C+IN SC 3229 Operating Systems & Networking 4  
Science   Laboratory Science B 4 SB
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 3309 Component-Based Software Design 4  
C+IN SC   IS&T Elective* 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 4329 Network Architectures 4  
C+IN SC   IS&T Elective* 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 4296 Information Systems Analysis & Design 4 WI
C+IN SC 4342 Networked Application Systems 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 4396 Information Systems Implementation 3 WI
C+IN SC   IS&T Elective* 4  
C+IN SC   IS&T Elective* 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     15  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in IS&T  74  
General Education / Elective Credits 49  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123  

*IS&T related elective courses are:  C+IN SC 3281^, C+IN SC 4282^, C+IN SC 4308, C+IN SC 4340, C+IN SC 4344, C+IN SC 4350, C+IN SC 4362, C+IN SC 4372, C+IN SC 4376, C+IN SC 4378, C+IN SC 4382^.  Other courses may be selected from any department at Temple University at the 3000-level or above that are IS&T-related and have been approved by an advisor.

^Note: A maximum of two courses may be taken from C+IN SC 3281, C+IN SC 4282, and C+IN SC 4382. C+IN SC 3281 may be taken twice within this two-course maximum.

Minor Requirements

Students desiring a minor in Information Science and Technology are required to satisfy the following:

  • C+IN SC 1048 (Introduction to IS&T)
  • C+IN SC 1073 (Computer Programming & Higher Level Languages)
  • C+IN SC 2109 (Database & File Management Systems)
  • C+IN SC 2173 (Object-Oriented Programming) OR C+IN SC 3229 (Operating Systems & Networking)
  • IS&T related elective from any department at the 3000-level or above, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Distinction in Major

To graduate with Distinction in Major, students are required to have a 3.50 or higher grade point average (GPA) both in the major and overall, as well as be recommended by the department of Computer & Information Science.

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