Bachelor of Science
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
- University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
- MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
- All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours BIOL 2296 Genetics (S) 4 BIOL 3096 Cell Structure and Function (F) 4 CHEM 4196 Techniques of Chemical Measurement II 5
- 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 typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
- Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
- College Requirements
- 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
- 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
First Year Seminar Requirement: All students in the College of Science & Technology (CST) are required to take a 1 credit first year seminar course, SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page. Only one course in this category may count towards graduation.
- Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (78-81 s.h.)
At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 4 Biology and 4 Chemistry courses must be completed at Temple.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Chemistry Select one of the following: 4CHEM 1031
& CHEM 1033
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory ICHEM 1951
& CHEM 1953
Honors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
Select one of the following: 4CHEM 1032
& CHEM 1034
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory IICHEM 1952
& CHEM 1954
Honors General Chemical Science II
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
Select one of the following: 4CHEM 2201
& CHEM 2203
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory ICHEM 2211
& CHEM 2213
Organic Chemistry for Majors I
and Organic Majors Laboratory I (F)CHEM 2921
& CHEM 2923
Organic Chemistry for Honors I
and Organic Honors Laboratory I (F)
Select one of the following: 4CHEM 2202
& CHEM 2204
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory IICHEM 2212
& CHEM 2214
Organic Chemistry for Majors II
and Organic Majors Laboratory II (S)CHEM 2922
& CHEM 2924
Organic Chemistry for Honors II
and Organic Honors Laboratory II (S)
& CHEM 3105
Techniques of Chemical Measurement I
and Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques
4 CHEM 3405 Physical Chemistry of Biomolecules 3 CHEM 4401 Biochemistry I 3 Biology BIOL 1111 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4 or BIOL 1911 Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology BIOL 2112 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4 or BIOL 2912 Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology BIOL 2296 Genetics (S) 4 BIOL 3096 Cell Structure and Function (F) 4 BIOL 3324 Molecular Biology (F) 3 BIOL 4344 Research Techniques in Biochemistry (S) 4 BIOL 4376 General Biochemistry II (F) 3 Biochemistry Electives Select two of the following: 1 6-9BIOL 3113 Genome AnalyticsBIOL 3128 Genomics and Infectious Disease Dynamics (F)BIOL 3201 Human Genetics (F)BIOL 3212 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational BiologyBIOL 3225 Evolutionary Genetics (S)BIOL 3232 Behavioral Genetics (F)BIOL 3243 Parasitology (Not offered every year)BIOL 3265 Developmental Biology (F)BIOL 3301 Advanced Cell Biology (Not offered every year)BIOL 3317 General Microbiology (S)BIOL 3322 Biology of Plants (F)BIOL 3324 Molecular Biology (F)BIOL 3325 Research Techniques in Molecular Biology (S)BIOL 3327 Immunology (S)BIOL 3328 Virology (F)BIOL 3329 Developmental Genetics (Not offered every year)BIOL 3333 Advanced Techniques in Microscopy (S)BIOL 3334 Mammalian Physiology (S)BIOL 3352 Systems NeuroscienceBIOL 3356 Organization and Development of the Nervous System (S)BIOL 3358 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (S)BIOL 3361 Synaptic Neuropharmacology: From Poppies to People (Not offered every year)BIOL 3367 Endocrinology (F)BIOL 3368 Biology of Cancer (S)BIOL 3371 Cell Proliferation (S)BIOL 3373 Cell Signaling (S)BIOL 3374 Physical Biochemistry (S)BIOL 3379 Biotechnology (S)BIOL 3380 Contemporary BiologyBIOL 3396 Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating (S)BIOL 3403 Genomic BiologyBIOL 4338 Epigenetics (Not offered every year)BIOL 4341 Genome EditingBIOL 4364 Biochemistry of Embryogenesis (F)BIOL 4365 Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Evo-Devo (S)BIOL 4366 Stem Cell Biology (F)BIOL 4375 General Biochemistry I (F)BIOL 4483 Accelerated Research in Biochemistry 1BIOL 4491 Research in Biochemistry 1CHEM 3001 Inorganic ChemistryCHEM 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture ICHEM 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture IICHEM 3397
& CHEM 3398
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory IICHEM 3881
Cooperative Research 1CHEM 3891 Undergraduate Research 1CHEM 4000-4800CHEM 4881 Cooperative Research 1CHEM 4891 Undergraduate Research 1 Mathematics MATH 1041 Calculus I 4 or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I MATH 1042 Calculus II 4 or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II MATH 2043 Calculus III 4 or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III Physics Select one of the following: 4PHYS 1061 Elementary Classical Physics IPHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)PHYS 2021 General Physics IPHYS 2921 Honors General Physics I (F) Select one of the following: 4PHYS 1062 Elementary Classical Physics IIPHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)PHYS 2022 General Physics IIPHYS 2922 Honors General Physics II (S) Total Credit Hours 78-81 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course (S) - Spring only course 1
A minimum of 6 credits of these research courses, in any combination, may be used to fulfill one of the Biochemistry Electives.
Note: Grades of C or higher in both CHEM 1031 and CHEM 1032 or their Honors alternates are required to take BIOL 2112. Grades of C or higher in BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2112 or their Honors alternates are required to take upper-level Biology courses, and a C- or higher is required unless otherwise specified in all other courses for the major, including course prerequisites. Most research and Independent Study courses are not available for major credit, such as:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours BIOL 3091 Research Methods 3 BIOL 3681 Cooperative Studies 2 to 4 BIOL 3685 Externship Studies 3 BIOL 4291 Extradepartmental Research 1 to 4 BIOL 4391 Accelerated Research in Biology 1-4 BIOL 4591 Research in Neuroscience 1 to 4
Calculation of Major GPA
Courses listed under the major requirements for the degree will be included in the calculation of the major GPA. Courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or required course would not be counted in the calculation of the major GPA. This would include BIOL 1011, for example.
Distinction in Major
To graduate with Distinction in Major, students are required to achieve a 3.33 GPA or higher in all the Biology and Chemistry courses in their major.