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 (124 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:
      EES 2096
      Climate Change: Oceans To Atmosphere (S)
      EES 2097
      Process Geomorphology (F)
      EES 4696
      Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy (Fall of odd years)
      MGSE 3796
      Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)
    • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
      • See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
      • Students who complete TUteach majors receive a waiver for 1 Human Behavior (GB), 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 (88-89 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 5 EES courses and 3 Education courses must be completed at Temple. Though not required, students are strongly encouraged to increase training and field work experience by enrolling in SCTC 1385, SCTC 2385, or SCTC 2389. Students will also benefit from directed laboratory projects offered through SCTC 3185. These courses are offered every semester.
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 1031
    CHEM 1033
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHEM 1951
    CHEM 1953
    Honors General Chemical Science I
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
    Earth & Environmental Science
    EES 2001Physical Geology4
    EES 2011Mineralogy I (F)4
    EES 2096Climate Change: Oceans To Atmosphere (S)4
    EES 3091Research Methods (S)3
    5 Earth & Environmental Science electives numbered 2002 or above20
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    PHYS 1004Introduction to Astronomy (F)3
    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)
    Science/Math Foundation courses
    Select two of the following:7-8
    BIOL 1111
    Introduction to Organismal Biology
    or BIOL 1911
    Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology
    BIOL 2112
    Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
    or BIOL 2912
    Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
    CHEM 1032
    CHEM 1034
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    or CHEM 1952
    CHEM 1954
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II
    CHEM 2201
    CHEM 2203
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    or CHEM 2921
    CHEM 2923
    Organic Chemistry for Honors I
    and Organic Honors Laboratory I
    MATH 1044
    Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences
    or MATH 1042
    Calculus II
    or MATH 1942
    Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2031
    Probability and Statistics
    PHYS 1062
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    or PHYS 1962
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
    or PHYS 2022
    General Physics II
    or PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics II
    College of Science & Technology
    SCTC 1013Elements of Data Science for the Physical and Life Sciences3
    SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
    SCTC 3001History of Science3
    SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons 21
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching4
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar3
    MGSE 2189Classroom Interactions (S)3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)3
    MGSE 4189Project-Based Instruction (F)3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education3
    Total Credit Hours88-89
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

    The certification requirements need to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education standards and are subject to change. All students are strongly recommended to check with the TUteach Advisor in the College of Science and Technology, to affirm the requirements that pertain to their specific major. In addition, students should check the Undergraduate Bulletin web site for the most current information about these programs, or the TUteach web site. It is also recommended that all students meet with an advisor before enrolling in classes specific to these majors and leading to certification as a teacher. This is to assure that a candidate's intended program of study will be compatible with the new requirements.


    All students are required to complete a minimum of one credit.