Bachelor of Science

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
    • Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
      CIS 3296Software Design4
      CIS 4397Independent Research in Computer Science3
      CIS 4398Projects in Computer Science3
      PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics (S)4
      PHYS 4796Experimental Physics (S)3
    • 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
    • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG). 
    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
    • All students in the College of Science and Technology are required to take a one credit first year seminar. SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar is the appropriate course option for every entering first year CST major. Transfer students should use SCTC 2001 CST Transfer Seminar to fulfill this requirement. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page.
  3. Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (77-78 s.h.)
    At least 11 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 4 Computer Science and 5 Physics courses must be completed at Temple.
    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
    Computer Science Courses
    CIS 1068Program Design and Abstraction4
    or CIS 1968 Honors Program Design and Abstraction
    CIS 1166Mathematical Concepts in Computing I4
    or CIS 1966 Honors Mathematical Concepts in Computing I
    CIS 2107Computer Systems and Low-Level Programming4
    CIS 2166Mathematical Concepts in Computing II4
    CIS 2168Data Structures4
    CIS 3207Introduction to Systems Programming and Operating Systems4
    CIS 3223Data Structures and Algorithms3
    Select one of the following:3-4
    CIS 3296
    Software Design 1
    CIS 3000+ Elective 1,2
    Physics Courses
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1061
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    PHYS 1961
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
    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
    PHYS 2022
    General Physics II
    PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics II (S)
    PHYS 2101Classical Mechanics (S)3
    PHYS 3511Scientific Computing II1.5
    PHYS 4511Scientific Computing III1.5
    PHYS 2502Mathematical Physics (S)4
    PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics (S)4
    PHYS 3301Electricity and Magnetism (F)4
    PHYS 3701Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I (S)3
    Select one of the following:3
    PHYS 4101
    Thermal Physics (F)
    Physics Elective 2
    Capstone Course
    Select one of the following:3
    CIS 4397
    Independent Research in Computer Science
    CIS 4398
    Projects in Computer Science 1
    PHYS 4796
    Experimental Physics (S)
    Total Credit Hours77-78
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

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 MATH 1022, for example.

Distinction in Major

A student who wishes to graduate with distinction in the major must complete all courses required for the major with a GPA of 3.5 or better, and carry out an independent study or undergraduate thesis project. Consult the faculty advisor for more details.