Undergraduate Bulletin 1996-1998

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Temple's Ambler campus combines the resources and faculty of a major research university with a college setting. Located in the heart of Montgomery County, the campus is especially attractive to students who live or work north of Philadelphia, including those from Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton Counties. The Blue Route also makes the campus easily accessible to those from Chester and Delaware Counties.

Situated on 187 acres along Meetinghouse Road in Upper Dublin Township, the campus is minutes away from Route 309 and the Fort Washington Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (exit 26). Students commuting by car will find ample parking space. For those traveling by public transportation, the University provides shuttle bus service between the campus and the SEPTA railroad station in Ambler (which is also a stop on SEPTA's bus line #94 from Chestnut Hill). Intra-University bus service is available as well between Ambler and Temple's Main Campus, including stops at the Health Sciences Center and Tyler School of Art.

Campus facilities include modern science laboratories, a library, extensive computing facilities, a computer-assisted design lab, and residence halls. Outdoor recreation areas include an Olympic-size swimming pool, plus tennis and basketball courts. The landscaped grounds feature formal gardens, orchards, wooded areas, and an arboretum. The campus' academic offerings, in addition to its distinctive character, attract more than 4,500 students each year. All of Temple's services and cultural opportunities are readily available.

The campus offers complete baccalaureate degree programs in 18 fields during the day and nine during the late afternoon and evening, along with 11 master's degrees in business and pharmacy. Two certification programs in Education are also available. In all, more than 75 departments from 10 Temple schools and colleges offer 1,500 course sections for credit annually, taught by 500 members of Temple's distinguished faculty.

Ambler's undergraduate curriculum is strong in arts and sciences, business, and education, enabling many students in these majors to complete their degrees on-campus. Undergraduate courses include offerings from the Core Curriculum and basic courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. These are sufficient to enable pre-allied health students to complete the required first two years of prerequisite coursework and to enable pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, or pre-physical therapy students to take all their courses required for admission to a professional school at Ambler. Pre-law students may remain at Ambler for four years, pursuing degrees in business, social sciences, or the humanities. The campus is also the home of Temple's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, unique in its emphasis on urban landscape architecture and its ecological orientation toward open space and landscape planning.

For more information, call Campus Information at (215) 283-1201.

Academic Standards

Ambler students' names will be placed on the Ambler Dean's List for any semester in which they complete a minimum of 12 semester hours for letter-graded courses and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better.

In accordance with academic standards established by the colleges or schools in which Ambler students are enrolled, they may receive an academic warning, be placed on academic probation, or be dismissed from the University.


Academic Advising
Administration Building, 3rd Floor,(215) 283-1237
The Office of Academic Advising is staffed by professional advisers, faculty advisers, and faculty program coordinators who assist students in choosing their programs of study and curricula. Matriculated undergraduate Business and Management students are advised by the School of Business and Management, Library 14, (215) 283-1399.

Academic Services Office
Administration Building, 2nd Floor
The following services are offered:
Admissions: (215) 283-1252 Applications, admissions information, interviews, and campus tours.
Readmission: (215) 283-1254 Matriculated students who have not attended Temple for one semester or more must contact this office for readmission procedures prior to registering.
Cashier and Student Financial Services: (215) 283-1248 All University financial transactions are handled by the Cashier and Student Financial Services, including sale of parking decals.
Registration: (215) 283-1248 Registration and schedule revision procedures, name and address changes, enrollment verifications, transcript requests, production and validation of photo identification cards, and Pennsylvania residency requirements.

Career Development Services
Job Center: (215) 283-1273/1470
Career Development Services maintains an office on the Ambler campus to assist students with their career planning and placement efforts. Students can obtain career advising, attend workshops in resume and cover letter writing, learn about interviewing techniques, and find out about job-search strategies. There are also career resource materials available for underclassmen and graduating seniors. In addition, there is a component for Cooperative Education, Externships, and Internship Programs. These programs enable students to earn academic credit for experience prior to graduation.

Computer Centers
Library Building: (215) 283-1450
A vital student resource, Ambler's Computer Centers offer free seminars to the University community, access to public domain software, scheduled open time for faculty and students, and a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Lab.

Scholars Information Center Library, Room 29, (215) 283-1450
The Scholars Information Center (SIC) allows access to Temple's mainframes and mini computers, and other local and wide area network resources available on the University Ethernet backbone. Access to CD-ROM databases located in Paley Library at the Main Campus and numerous software packages through the Ambler Campus network is also available. Microcomputers available include IBM pc compatible 486 machines and a variety of Macs. Printing facilities include near letter-quality high speed printers and HP laser printers that are available for a nominal charge. There are also two scanners available for center users.
Library, Room 25, (215) 283-1450
Open to the University community when not in use as a computerized classroom, this lab includes the following hardware: IBM PC compatible Gateway 2000 486 machines, IBM PS/2 55sx's, HP DraftPro Plotter (D size), ENCAD plotter (A-E size) and HP LaserJet III for test plotting.

Financial Aid
Library, Room 27, (215) 283-1403
This office provides financial counseling, information, and applications for various financial aid programs.

Ambler Campus Library
Library Building, (215) 283-1383
The Ambler Campus Library supports the students and faculty of Ambler Campus with a collection of more than 90,000 books, current periodicals, microforms, and maps. It operates a media center that houses audiovisual materials such as recordings, tapes, slides, filmstrips, and educational multi-media kits. The library is part of the Temple University Libraries and, through the Online Catalog and daily deliveries of materials requested via intralibrary loan, the Ambler Campus academic community is provided with convenient access to the collections of all libraries on Temple's main and suburban campus sites. Paley Library is the main library of the University and holds a collection of 1.8 million volumes and 11,000 current serials. The acquisitions and development of library resources and provision of library services for the Ambler Campus are guided by staff who coordinate the activities at Ambler with those on Main Campus. The Ambler Campus Library is connected to the Scholar's Information Center Network that supports online access to the Temple University Libraries' Online Catalog, electronic databases for research provided by Temple, and Internet resources.


Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Cottage Hall, (215) 283-1373
The bookstore sells required texts for Ambler Campus courses, popular reading material, school clothing, greeting cards, snacks, computer software at educational prices, and sundry articles. There is also a fax machine for campus use.

Bus Service
Bright Hall, Room 101, (215) 283-1425
A bus service for eligible students between Ambler and Main campuses exists primarily for Ambler students who have classes at Ambler and on another campus. A shuttle service also runs regularly between the Ambler SEPTA station and the Ambler campus. Copies of the schedule and Bus Regulations are available in the Office of Student Life.

Campus Information
Haines House, (215) 283-1201
This office provides room schedules, course catalogues, brochures on Temple University programs, and information about non-credit courses and workshops. It also posts class cancellations.

Continuing Education
Academic Advising Administration Building, 3rd floor, (215) 283-1237
Students who have not formally applied for admission to Temple University but are interested in taking undergraduate courses for personal or professional growth, or for future admission to a degree program, are encouraged to use our Continuing Education services. Academic advisers are available during day and evening hours to discuss course choices, program requirements, and the application process.

Copy Center
Bright Hall, Room 104, (215) 283-1427
Duplicating facilities are available to students, faculty, and staff at nominal costs.

Disability Resources and Services
Dean's Office Administration Building, 1st Floor, (215) 283-1235 (Voice/TTY)
Academic adjustments and accom-modations are arranged for students with disabilities. Prospective students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Dean's office to discuss appropriate assistance.

ID Cards
Administration Building, 2nd Floor, (215) 283-1248
All new students (matriculated and non-matriculated) are required to have a current photo ID card. All returning students are required to have their ID cards validated each semester.

Cashier, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, (215) 283-1201
The large commuter lot is the primary parking space for commuting students. Temple students must purchase a $30.00 decal from the Cashier's Office for any vehicle they wish to park on campus lots.

Special Programs
Haines House, (215) 283-1304
Every semester, the Ambler campus offers a number of non-credit and special programs including courses in professional development and personal enrichment as well as programs for students returning to school.

Tutorial Services
Room 301, Administration Building, (215) 283-1237
Tutoring and Learning Connections (TLC) is the tutorial services program on the Ambler Campus. It offers students a range of day and evening tutorial services including free departmental tutoring and individualized peer tutoring. Each semester a schedule of free departmental tutoring and a registry of peer tutors is available at the following locations: Student Life, Faculty Offices, School of Business and Management, and Academic Advising.

Veterans Affairs
(215) 283-1354
The Veterans Affairs representative on the Ambler campus maintains direct communication with the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Office.


Recreation Services
(215) 283-1327 gymnasium
(215) 283-1202 pool
Recreational sports opportunities at the Ambler Campus include intramurals, open recreation, aquatic programs, aerobics, and special events. A wide variety of activities are offered ranging from structured, competitive leagues to self-directed fitness avenues. Facilities include an indoor/outdoor pool as well as a fitness room with both cardiovascular and free weight equipment. Ambler students may also participate in Main Campus recreational activities.

Residence Halls
(215) 204-7223/7224
East and West Halls are two-story facilities that house 300 Ambler students. These traditional halls, with double rooms and shared bathroom areas, have social lounge areas, study rooms, kitchens with microwaves, a weight room, convenience store, and recreational areas. The halls have 24-hour security and are staffed by professional and paraprofessional staff who work to create a positive living environment. The complex has its own student government system which plans social and educational activities for residents. Dining services are available in the traditional dining hall or the "Owl's Nest" snack area.

Student Life
(215) 283-1425 Bright Hall, Room 101
This office assists student organizations, coordinates new student orientation, sponsors leadership training workshops, and provides various student services and programs. It also acts as a liaison between the student body and Temple University administration.

Student Activities Office
(215) 283-1277
Bright Hall, Lounge
Students may obtain information about student activities including the campus activities calendar, ticket sales for athletic and entertainment events, bus passes, G.A.F. stickers, off-campus housing, and general campus information.

Student Government Association
(215) 283-1283
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
The Ambler Student Government Association (ASGA) enables Ambler students to seek solutions to their concerns pertaining to all aspects of the campus.

Student Organizations
(215) 283-1277
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
There are approximately 20 student organizations on campus, including Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, Ambler Campus Program Board, Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society, Residence Hall Senate, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association, Pre-Law Society, Sigma Chi Delta sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority, Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice Association, and Peer Advocacy Counseling and Training.

Student Media
(215) 283-1283, newspaper;
(215) 283-1277, magazine;
(215) 283-1278, radio
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
The Temple Column (newspaper), The Parable (art and literary magazine), and WRFTŠ540AM (radio station) are managed and operated entirely by students. These organizations provide students studying communications with a challenging opportunity to become involved in various aspects of mass media production.
Likewise, many business students find the areas of marketing, advertising, and management particularly valuable. However, students in all majors are welcomed and encouraged to participate.



Program Coordinators/Advisers

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