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 (123 total s.h.)
    • Students must meet 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:
      MATH 3098Modern Algebra3
      MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
      PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics4
      PHYS 4796Experimental Physics3
    • 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
    • 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 (76 s.h.)
    At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 6 Math and 5 Physics courses must be completed at Temple.
    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
    MATH 2045Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F)4
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3051Theoretical Linear Algebra (S)4
    MATH 3098Modern Algebra (F)3
    MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I (F)3
    MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II (S)3
    MATH 4051Complex Analysis (F)3
    Physics Courses
    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)
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1062
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    PHYS 1962
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
    PHYS 2022
    General Physics II
    PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics II (S)
    PHYS 2101Classical Mechanics (S)3
    PHYS 2502Mathematical Physics (S)4
    PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics (S)4
    PHYS 3101Analytical Mechanics (F)3
    PHYS 3301Electricity and Magnetism (F)4
    PHYS 3302Classical Electromagnetism (S)3
    PHYS 3701Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I (S)3
    PHYS 4101Thermal Physics (F)3
    Capstone Course
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    or PHYS 4796 Experimental Physics
    Total Credit Hours76
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course