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:
      BIOL 2296Genetics4
      BIOL 3096Cell Structure and Function4
      BIOL 3396Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating3
    • 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 Bachelor of Science (78-83 s.h.)
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 6 Biology courses must be completed at Temple.
    BIOL 1111Introduction to Organismal Biology4
    or BIOL 1911 Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology
    BIOL 2112Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
    or BIOL 2912 Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
    BIOL 2296Genetics (S)4
    BIOL 2512Genomic Foundations of Medicine (S)3
    BIOL 3101Evolution (F)3
    BIOL 3112Fundamentals of Genomic Evolutionary Medicine (S)3
    BIOL 3396Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating (S)3
    BIOL 3511Pathophysiology of Genomic Medicine (F)3
    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)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 1032
    CHEM 1034
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHEM 1952
    CHEM 1954
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 2201
    CHEM 2203
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHEM 2921
    CHEM 2923
    Organic Chemistry for Honors I
    and Organic Honors Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 2202
    CHEM 2204
    Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHEM 2922
    CHEM 2924
    Organic Chemistry for Honors II
    and Organic Honors Laboratory II (S)
    Computer & Information Sciences
    Select one of the following:4
    CIS 1051
    Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python
    CIS 1057
    Computer Programming in C
    CIS 1068
    Program Design and Abstraction
    CIS 1968
    Honors Program Design and Abstraction
    Genomic Medicine Electives
    Select five of the following: 115-20
    BIOL 2233
    Mammalian Anatomy (F)
    BIOL 3096
    Cell Structure and Function (F)
    BIOL 3111
    Genomics in Medicine (F)
    BIOL 3128
    Genomics and Infectious Disease Dynamics (F)
    BIOL 3201
    Human Genetics (F)
    BIOL 3211
    Human Evolution
    BIOL 3212
    Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    BIOL 3225
    Evolutionary Genetics (S)
    BIOL 3232
    Behavioral Genetics (F)
    BIOL 3241
    Genomics and Evolutionary Biology of Parasites and Other Dependent Species (S)
    BIOL 3243
    BIOL 3265
    Developmental Biology (F)
    BIOL 3301
    Advanced Cell Biology (F)
    BIOL 3312
    Biostatistics (F)
    BIOL 3317
    General Microbiology (S)
    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
    BIOL 3334
    Mammalian Physiology (S)
    BIOL 3356
    Organization and Development of the Nervous System (S)
    BIOL 3358
    Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (S)
    BIOL 3361
    Molecular Neuropharmacology
    BIOL 3363
    Mammalian Development
    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 3380
    Contemporary Biology
    BIOL 3403
    Genomic Biology
    BIOL 4338
    BIOL 4344
    Research Techniques in Biochemistry (S)
    BIOL 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 4376
    General Biochemistry II (F)
    CHEM 3401
    Applications of Biochemistry
    CIS 2168
    Data Structures
    CIS 2109
    Database Management Systems
    CIS 3715
    Principles of Data Science (S)
    CIS 4523
    Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
    MATH 3031
    Probability Theory I
    MATH 3032
    Mathematical Statistics (S)
    MATH 4033
    Probability Theory II (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    MATH 1041
    Calculus I
    MATH 1941
    Honors Calculus I
    Select one of the following:4
    MATH 1042
    Calculus II
    MATH 1942
    Honors Calculus II
    MATH 1044
    Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences
    PHYS 2021General Physics I4
    or PHYS 2921 Honors General Physics I
    PHYS 2022General Physics II4
    or PHYS 2922 Honors General Physics II
    Total Credit Hours78-83
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

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.