Bachelor of Science
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
- 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:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours CIS 3296 Software Design 4 CIS 4397 Independent Research in Computer Science 3 CIS 4398 Projects in Computer Science 3 PHYS 2796 Introduction to Modern Physics (S) 4 PHYS 4796 Experimental 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Mathematics Courses 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 Computer Science Courses CIS 1068 Program Design and Abstraction 4 or CIS 1968 Honors Program Design and Abstraction CIS 1166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing I 4 or CIS 1966 Honors Mathematical Concepts in Computing I CIS 2107 Computer Systems and Low-Level Programming 4 CIS 2166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing II 4 CIS 2168 Data Structures 4 CIS 3207 Introduction to Systems Programming and Operating Systems 4 CIS 3223 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 Select one of the following: 3-4CIS 3296 Software Design 1CIS 3000+ Elective 1,2 Physics Courses Select one of the following: 4PHYS 1061 Elementary Classical Physics IPHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics IPHYS 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 IIPHYS 2022 General Physics IIPHYS 2922 Honors General Physics II (S) PHYS 2101 Classical Mechanics (S) 3 PHYS 3511 Scientific Computing II 1.5 PHYS 4511 Scientific Computing III 1.5 PHYS 2502 Mathematical Physics (S) 4 PHYS 2796 Introduction to Modern Physics (S) 4 PHYS 3301 Electricity and Magnetism (F) 4 PHYS 3701 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I (S) 3 Select one of the following: 3PHYS 4101 Thermal Physics (F)Physics Elective 2 Capstone Course Select one of the following: 3CIS 4397 Independent Research in Computer ScienceCIS 4398 Projects in Computer Science 1PHYS 4796 Experimental Physics (S) Total Credit Hours 77-78 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course (S) - Spring only course 1
CIS 3296 is the prerequisite for CIS 4398 and should be taken as a 3000+ Computer & Information Science elective if you plan to take CIS 4398 as the capstone course.
Electives are chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor.
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.