Bachelor of Science 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. 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:
      CIS 3296
      Software Design
      CIS 4397
      Independent Research in Computer Science
      CIS 4398
      Projects in Computer Science
      MATH 3096
      Introduction to Modern Algebra
      or MATH 3098
      Modern Algebra
      MATH 4096
      Senior Problem Solving
    • 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.
  2. College Requirements
    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
    • 45 Upper Level (2000+) 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.
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (72-73 s.h.)
    At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 5 Math and 4 Computer Science courses must be completed at Temple.
    Computer & Information 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:4
    CIS 3296
    Software Design 1
    3000+ CIS Elective 2
    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
    Select one of the following:3-4
    MATH 2101
    Linear Algebra
    MATH 2103
    Linear Algebra with Computer Lab (F)
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra3
    or MATH 3098 Modern Algebra
    MATH 3137Real & Complex Analysis I (F)3
    or MATH 3043 Numerical Analysis I
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH 3138
    Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 3
    3000+ MATH Elective 4
    Science courses
    Select one of the following sequences:8
    CHEM 1031
    CHEM 1033
    CHEM 1032
    CHEM 1034
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    and General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHEM 1951
    CHEM 1953
    CHEM 1952
    CHEM 1954
    Honors General Chemical Science I
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
    and Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II
    PHYS 1061
    PHYS 1062
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    and Elementary Classical Physics II
    PHYS 1961
    PHYS 1962
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
    and Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (F, S)
    PHYS 2021
    PHYS 2022
    General Physics I
    and General Physics II
    PHYS 2921
    PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics I
    and Honors General Physics II (F, S)
    Capstone course
    Select one of the following:3
    CIS 4397
    Independent Research in Computer Science
    CIS 4398
    Projects in Computer Science 1
    MATH 4096
    Senior Problem Solving 3
    Total Credit Hours72-73
    (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

To graduate with Distinction in Mathematics & Computer Science, a student should meet the following requirements:

  1. At the time of graduation, the student's overall grade point average (GPA), including all college-level courses, must be at least 3.50.

  2. Students must have a 3.50 or higher grade point average in the 3000+ level Computer Science courses.

  3. Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in their 3000+ level Mathematics courses.

  4. Students must complete MATH 3098 and one of the following two-semester analysis sequences:

    MATH 3043
    MATH 3044
    Numerical Analysis I
    and Numerical Analysis II
    MATH 3137
    MATH 3138
    Real & Complex Analysis I
    and Real & Complex Analysis II
    MATH 3141
    MATH 3142
    Advanced Calculus I
    and Advanced Calculus II