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 HoursCIS 3296 Software DesignCIS 4397 Independent Research in Computer ScienceCIS 4398 Projects in Computer ScienceMATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebraor MATH 3098 Modern AlgebraMATH 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 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 Bachelor of Science (72-74 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.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Computer & Information 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: 4CIS 3296 Software Design 13000+ CIS Elective 2 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 Select one of the following: 3-4MATH 2101 Linear AlgebraMATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab (F) MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 3 MATH 3031 Probability Theory I 3 MATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 or MATH 3098 Modern Algebra Select one of the following: 3-4MATH 3043 Numerical Analysis I (F)MATH 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I (F) Select one of the following: 3MATH 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 33000+ MATH Elective 4 Science courses Select one of the following sequences: 8CHEM 1031
& CHEM 1033
& CHEM 1032
& CHEM 1034
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory IICHEM 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 IIPHYS 1061
& PHYS 1062
Elementary Classical Physics I
and Elementary Classical Physics IIPHYS 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 IIPHYS 2921
& PHYS 2922
Honors General Physics I
and Honors General Physics II (F, S)
Capstone course Select one of the following: 3CIS 4397 Independent Research in Computer ScienceCIS 4398 Projects in Computer Science 1MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 Total Credit Hours 72-74 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course (S) - Spring only course 1
CIS 3296 is a 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.
Must be approved by Computer & Information Science faculty advisor.
MATH 3138 is a prerequisite for MATH 4096 and should be selected as a 3000+ Math elective if you plan to take MATH 4096 as the capstone course.
Must be approved by Mathematics faculty advisor. Students may take MATH 2121 to fulfill this requirement.
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:
At the time of graduation, the student's overall grade point average (GPA), including all college-level courses, must be at least 3.50.
Students must have a 3.50 or higher grade point average in the 3000+ level Computer Science courses.
Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in their 3000+ level Mathematics courses.
Students must complete MATH 3098 and one of the following two-semester analysis sequences:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH 3043
& MATH 3044
Numerical Analysis I
and Numerical Analysis II
7 MATH 3137
& MATH 3138
Real & Complex Analysis I
and Real & Complex Analysis II
6 MATH 3141
& MATH 3142
Advanced Calculus I
and Advanced Calculus II