These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
    • Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
    • All undergraduate students must complete at least two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
      MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra3
      MATH 3098Modern Algebra3
      MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
      SCTC 2396Writing for Science and Technology3
    • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
      • See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
      • Students who complete CST majors receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
    • Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
  2. College Requirements
    • A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
      • A minimum of 45 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above).
    • Complete a one-credit first-year or transfer seminar.
      • SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar for every entering first-year CST student.
      • SCTC 2001 CST Transfer Seminar for every entering transfer CST student.
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (71-73 s.h.)
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 8 Math courses must be completed at Temple.

    Computer Programming courses
    MATH 1033Computing in MATLAB1.5
    MATH 1034Applications in MATLAB1.5
    Mathematics courses
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    MATH 1042Calculus II4
    or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2043Calculus III4
    or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
    MATH 2045Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 2121Mathematical Modeling and Simulation3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I (F)4
    MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II (S)3
    MATH 3051Theoretical Linear Algebra4
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH 3137
    Real & Complex Analysis I
    MATH 3141
    Advanced Calculus I (F)
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH 3138
    Real & Complex Analysis II
    MATH 3142
    Advanced Calculus II (S)
    MATH 4041Partial Differential Equations3
    MATH 4043Applied Mathematics (F)3
    Two Mathematics electives at the 3000+ level or above - select from the following: 16-8
    MATH 3032
    Mathematical Statistics
    MATH 4033
    Probability Theory II
    MATH 4051
    Complex Analysis
    Physics courses
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1061
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    PHYS 1961
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
    PHYS 2021
    General Physics I
    PHYS 2921
    Honors General Physics I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1062
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    PHYS 1962
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
    PHYS 2022
    General Physics II
    PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics II (S)
    Writing-Intensive Courses (Mathematics/College of Science & Technology)
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH 3096
    Introduction to Modern Algebra
    MATH 3098
    Modern Algebra
    SCTC 2396
    Writing for Science and Technology
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    Total Credit Hours71-73
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

    Other courses are possible, subject to approval by a Mathematics faculty advisor.