Bachelor of Arts 

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. For Natural Sciences majors, the following courses will satisfy the writing-intensive requirement: SCTC 2396 and SCTC 4396.
    • 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).
    • Two (2) Upper-Level (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
    • Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (60-69 s.h.)
    At least 7 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 2 courses in the chosen concentration must be completed at Temple.
Biology
Select one of the following:4
General Biology I (F)
Introduction to Organismal Biology
Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology (S)
Select one of the following:4
General Biology II (S)
Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (F)
Chemistry
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Honors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Honors General Chemical Science II
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
College of Science & Technology
Select one of the following: 14
STEM Challenge: The World Around Us
STEM Challenge: The World Within
SCTC 2396Writing for Science and Technology3
SCTC 4396Paradigms of Scientific Knowledge: Knowledge Discovery from Scientific Data3
Computer Programming/Physics
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python
Introduction to Web Technology and Programming
Programming in Matlab
Introduction to Astronomy (F)
Earth & Environmental Science
EES 2001Physical Geology4
Mathematics
Select one of the following:4-8
Differential and Integral Calculus
Calculus I
and Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Honors Calculus I
and Honors Calculus II
Philosophy/History
Select one of the following:3
Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (WI)
History of Science
Physics
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to General Physics I
Elementary Classical Physics I
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
General Physics I
Honors General Physics I (F)
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to General Physics II
Elementary Classical Physics II
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
General Physics II
Honors General Physics II (S)
Science Electives
Four Upper-Level (2000+) Science Electives 212-16
Total Credit Hours60-69
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course

Note: A grade of C or higher in CHEM 1031 and CHEM 1032 is required to take BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2112. A grade of C or higher in BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2112 is required to take upper-level Biology courses, and a C- or higher is required unless otherwise specified in all other courses for the major, including course prerequisites.

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 a Distinction in Natural Sciences a student is required to achieve a 3.33 GPA or higher in all of the content area courses in the major.