Presentation - Temple University

College of Science and Technology
Office of Student Services
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Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College of Science & Technology Majors
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Earth Science
• Information Science &
• Mathematics
• Mathematical Economics
• Natural Science
• Physics
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science &
Mathematics and Computer
Mathematics/ Physics
*All new students are Bachelor of Science by default
Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science
BA Requirements
•2 upper-level (2000+)courses in the College of Liberal
•Second Level of foreign language
BS Requirements (traditional)
• BS requires more upper-level electives within the
major than the BA
• No foreign language required
U.S. needs qualified math & science teachers
Earn a B.S. in math/science AND a Teaching Certificate
in the same 4 years
1st two 1-credit courses are tuition free and include a
Support of Master Teacher and Mentors; access to
Student Studio/work office
Health Advising Information
Health Professions Advising Center
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100
Veterinary Medicine
Physician’s Assistant
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
** These are NOT majors at Temple. For those who have declared
Pre-Pharm- this is only a TRACK, not a major
Pre-Health Tracks Overview
• Admission to Pre-Health programs are highly
• 3.0 minimum GPA, cumulative and in science/math
(3.2 is “practical minimum”, 3.5 for Temple Med)
• Exam scores, exposure to the field, well-roundedness
• Develop a parallel plan. ”What would I want to do if
Health Program was not an option?”
• You may consider any major as a parallel plan as long
as you complete the Pre-requisite requirements.
• 30-credit rule: at 30 cumulative credits, Pre-pharmacy
students must declare a degree-bearing major.
Pre-Health Presentation
at 4:30pm
•Presentation with Neida Perez of Pre-Health
Advising Office in Room --•Anyone interested in the pre-health tracks
SHOULD attend
Education Abroad
Who? When? How Long?
• All full-time matriculated TU students in good academic
• No foreign language requirement for some programs,
• Normally during junior year, in some cases during sophomore
or senior year
• Semester, Academic Year, or Summer – Generally, the longer,
the better!
Education Abroad
Where? Temple Programs Abroad
 Tokyo, Japan
 Rome, Italy
 Oviedo, Spain (spring only)
 Bolivia: Humanitarian Design Build
 Italy: Rome Summer Session
 Brazil: Portuguese Lang. and Afro-Brazilian Culture  Jamaica: International Service Learning
 Japan: Tokyo Summer Session
 Costa Rica: Public Health
 France: French Language
 Japan: Japanese Popular Culture
 Germany: German Language
 Spain: Spanish Language, Literature and Film
 Ghana: West African Civilization and Aesthetics
 United Kingdom: Studio Arts Workshop in Scotland
 India: Indian Art, Culture and Religion
 China
 England
 Germany
 Korea
 Taiwan
 Puerto Rico
Education Abroad
Where? Temple Programs Abroad
Other Temple Programs
 School of Communications and Theatre
 England: London Fall Semester and Summer Program
 Ireland: Dublin Summer Program
 Fox School of Business
 Paris, France
 Lyons, France
 Mumbai, India
External Temple Programs
Not limited or restricted to Temple programs
Study abroad in almost any country around the world!
Approved and supported by Temple
Can use coursework to fulfill major, minor, gen-ed
and/or elective requirements
• Range of academic disciplines & specializations
• Administered by accredited third-party providers
 Other colleges and universities
 Non-profit organizations
* Studying Abroad can satisfy your World Society Gen Ed (GG)
Education Abroad
How? Steps to Study Abroad
• Plan Ahead
• It’s never too early to start thinking about study abroad
• Start the process at least a semester in advance
• Meet with academic advisor
Review degree and graduation requirements
• Review program choice and course offerings
• Visit the Education Abroad Office
• Meet with a study abroad advisor
• Think about the type of experience you’re looking for
• Utilize Resources to explore options and gather information
Education Abroad Office
• Study Abroad websites and Publications
• Peers and Professors
• Get a Passport!
• Ann and Randy Hart Passport Scholarship
Academic Requirements
GenEd requirements
• University-wide requirements
• Provide Temple graduates with a broad educational
Major requirements
• Department and college determine requirements
• Provide CST graduates with a firm understanding of
their chosen major
Two (or more) courses within the major designated as
Writing-Intensive (WI). Must be taken at Temple.
GenEd at-a-Glance
• Arts
• Human Behavior
• Analytical Reading & Writing
• Race & Diversity
• Mosaic Humanities Seminar I & II
• Science & Technology*
• Quantitative Literacy*
• U.S. Society
• World Society
* GQ & GS included in most CST majors
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
CST Requirements
• To remain in good standing within the University and the CST, all CST
students are required to maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA
– Each semester
– In the major
– Overall (Cumulative)
• Students must successfully complete a minimum of 123 overall credits.
• At least 90 of these credits must be within CST or CLA.
• At least 45 of these credits must be upper level (2000+) credits within CST or
CLA (or other upper-level courses required for your major).
Courses Inapplicable to Graduation
Credits earned in the following courses are inapplicable towards
your CST degree:
•Mathematics 0701 and Math 702
•Repeated Courses
•Equivalent Courses (i.e. English 0802 & English 0902)
•“Backtrack” Courses (lower level courses 2 levels below a student’s level of
progress within a sequence of courses, especially language or math)
Academic Policies
A full list of policies can be found at:
Academic Policies
Academic Course Load (FT/ PT status)
• 12-17 credits per fall/spring semester
Double Major Across Colleges
• Visit the school or college to declare 2 nd major
• Primary college houses your primary major
Student Educational Rights and Privacy Act
• Privacy policy
• Access FERPA waiver on Self Service Banner
A full list of policies can be found at
Academic Policies
Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal
• Good Academic Performance = minimum
GPA of 2.0
• Warning = no initial self-registration; pin required
• Probation = no self-registration
• Dismissal = four years
A full list of policies can be found at
Grades and Grading
Letter grades and
Grade Point Equivalent
= 4.0
A- = 3.67
B+ = 3.33
= 3.0
B- = 2.67
C+ = 2.33
= 2.0
C- = 1.67
D+ = 1.33
= 1.0
D- = 0.67
= 0.00
To calculate Semester or Cumulative
Grade Point Average (GPA):
•Click “Academic Policies”
•Click “Grade Point Average”
minimum GPA needed each
semester for good academic
performance = 2.0
Withdrawal Policy
Any course that is withdrawn after the the add/ drop date will be
recorded on the transcript with a notation of “W” indicating that the
student withdrew.
The last day to withdraw in fall 2011 is Monday, October 31st .
You will remain financially responsible for any course withdrawn
(no reimbursement)
Excused withdrawals (WE) are an option if you experience an
emergency and would require contacting your academic advisor to
discuss and process
All Withdrawals May impact financial aid
A full list of policies can be found at []
Repeating a Course
Consult with an Academic Advisor before repeating a course
All students are permitted to repeat a course one time. Students
who wish to repeat a course a 2nd time must obtain permission
from their home school/college and will need assistance to register
All course withdrawals, with the exception of Excused withdrawals
(WE) are included in the course repeat count
If in the allotted number of repeats, students are unable to
successfully complete courses that are required for their majors,
they must meet with their academic advisors to discuss alternate
graduation plans.
Repeating a Course cont.
• If in the allotted number of repeats, students are unable to
successfully complete the following university requirements
(including their course equivalencies), they will be dismissed from
the university:
o English 0802, Analytical Reading and Writing
o IH 0851, Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I
o IH 0852, Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II
• All occurrences of a given course will appear on the student’s transcript
• Only the highest grade will be used in calculating GPA
• Except for courses designed to be taken multiple times, credit for a
given course will be granted only once.
• No change in a student’s undergraduate GPA is made after a
baccalaureate degree is awarded
Transfer Credits
• Sealed official transcripts, with final grades or AP scores, are
required for transfer credits.
• Pre-health track students should consult the school of interest
regarding AP credits and transfer courses.
• At least half of your major courses must be completed at
• All students take the Math placement exam, regardless of
transfer credits.
• Math or science transfer credits over 5 years old are subject to
review by the College.
A full list of policies can be found at
Permission to Take Courses at Another
•Prior Permission
A full list of policies can be found at
Your Advisors….
Angela Biscanti
Kenneth Ruff
Jake Blanch
Stephanie Cohen
Jennifer VanDeWoestyne
Brian Muhlberger
Lisa Mathason
TU Teach
Freedom = Responsibility
Primary responsibility for curriculum completion rests with the
student. Every student must be aware of:
• The requirements of his or her degree
• Courses they have completed and/or transferred in
• Obtaining advising on a regular basis to ensure timely
completion of his or her program
All academic advisors are trained to read and evaluate
information carefully to give students the best possible advice.
Graduation Progress Reports and
Graduation Progress Report (60+ credits)
•Schedule a Progress Report when you have 3-4 semesters remaining.
•Ensures you are making academic progress towards timely graduation.
•Tracks classes that need to be taken in a specific semester.
•Lists Major, University, and CST requirements needed to graduate.
Graduation Review (90+ credits)
•Required of CST students prior to the first semester of their senior year.
•Details the courses completed and those that remain for graduation.
•Review is forwarded to the your department for faculty advisor’s approval.
Official Line of Communication
•Check your TUmail account for CST Listserv messages.
•“IN WRITING” = TUmail correspondence.
•Test your account after setup to make sure you receive replies.
Email Etiquette
•Please include your name and TUID number.
•Make sure preceding message is included in your reply.
•Don’t overlook importance of professional tone.
Note: course registration and advising appointments are not available via email
Freshman Seminar
CST-specific one-credit course designed for students interested in
gaining a better understanding of the academic and social
components of college.
This course counts towards graduation and receives a letter
grade. It is only offered in the fall semester.
AMP housing students have a specific section available.
Introduction to Academics in the Sciences
CST 1001
one-credit course designed specifically for CST students
Group Registration Session
What to Expect
• Self Service Banner registration
• Receive your major sheet
• Placement exam results- Math and English
• Course recommendations
What to Bring….
• Something to write with – pen or pencil
• Gen Ed Booklets
• Think about scheduling preferences i.e. morning or
• Transcripts (if have them- if not, need to send asap)