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1 WELCOME TO TEMPLE UNIVERSITY College of Science and Technology Office of Student Services 215-204-2890 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm asdfa

2 College of Science & Technology Majors BACHELOR OF ARTS Biology Chemistry Computer Science Earth Science Information Science & Technology Mathematics Mathematical Economics Natural Science Physics BACHELOR OF SCIENCE* Biochemistry Biology Biophysics Chemistry Computer Science Environmental Science Geology Information Science & Technology Mathematics Mathematics and Computer Science Mathematics/ Physics Neuroscience Physics *All new students are Bachelor of Science by default

3 Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science BA Requirements 2 upper-level (2000+)courses in the College of Liberal Arts Second Level of foreign language BS Requirements (traditional) BS requires more upper-level electives within the major than the BA No foreign language required

4 TUteach U.S. needs qualified math & science teachers Earn a B.S. in math/science AND a Teaching Certificate in the same 4 years 1 st two 1-credit courses are tuition free and include a stipend! Support of Master Teacher and Mentors; access to Student Studio/work office

5 Health Advising Information Medicine Veterinary Medicine Dentistry Optometry Podiatry Pharmacy Physician’s Assistant Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Health Professions Advising Center 1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100 (215)204-2513 ** These are NOT majors at Temple. For those who have declared Pre-Pharm- this is only a TRACK, not a major

6 Pre-Health Tracks Overview Admission to Pre-Health programs are highly competitive. 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.

7 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

8 Education Abroad Who? When? How Long? All full-time matriculated TU students in good academic standing 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!

9 Where? Temple Programs Abroad Education Abroad Semester  Tokyo, Japan  Rome, Italy  Oviedo, Spain (spring only) Summer  Bolivia: Humanitarian Design Build  Brazil: Portuguese Lang. and Afro-Brazilian Culture  Costa Rica: Public Health  France: French Language  Germany: German Language  Ghana: West African Civilization and Aesthetics  India: Indian Art, Culture and Religion Exchanges  China  England  Germany  Italy: Rome Summer Session  Jamaica: International Service Learning  Japan: Tokyo Summer Session  Japan: Japanese Popular Culture  Spain: Spanish Language, Literature and Film  United Kingdom: Studio Arts Workshop in Scotland  Korea  Taiwan  Puerto Rico

10 Where? Temple Programs Abroad Education 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)

11 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 Education Abroad


13 Academic Requirements GenEd requirements University-wide requirements Provide Temple graduates with a broad educational basis Major requirements Department and college determine requirements Provide CST graduates with a firm understanding of their chosen major WRITING-INTENSIVE COURSES Two (or more) courses within the major designated as Writing-Intensive (WI). Must be taken at Temple.

14 GenEd at-a-Glance BREADTH COURSES Arts Human Behavior Race & Diversity Science & Technology* U.S. Society World Society FOUNDATION COURSES Analytical Reading & Writing Mosaic Humanities Seminar I & II Quantitative Literacy* * GQ & GS included in most CST majors

15 Prerequisites and Co-Requisites.

16 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).

17 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)


19 Academic Policies A full list of policies can be found at:

20 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 (FERPA) Privacy policy Access FERPA waiver on Self Service Banner A full list of policies can be found at

21 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

22 Grades and Grading Letter grades and Grade Point Equivalent A =4.0 A- = 3.67 B+ = 3.33 B = 3.0 B- = 2.67 C+ = 2.33 C = 2.0 C- = 1.67 D+ = 1.33 D = 1.0 D- =0.67 F = 0.00 minimum GPA needed each semester for good academic performance = 2.0 To calculate Semester or Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): Visit Click “Academic Policies” Click “Grade Point Average”

23 Withdrawal Policy Any course that is withdrawn after the add/ drop date will be recorded on the transcript with a notation of “W” “W” indicating that the student withdrew. The last day to withdraw in fall 2011 is Monday, October 31 st. 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 []

24 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 2 nd 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 NO STUDENTS MAY REPEAT A THIRD TIME!! 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.

25 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

26 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 Temple. 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

27 Permission to Take Courses at Another Institution Prior Permission Distance Academics A full list of policies can be found at



30 Your Advisors…. Angela Biscanti A-C Jake Blanch D-He Jennifer VanDeWoestyne Hf-L Kenneth Ruff M-O Stephanie Cohen P-Se Brian Muhlberger Sf-Z Lisa Mathason TU Teach

31 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.

32 Graduation Progress Reports and Reviews 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.



35 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

36 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


38 Group Registration Session What to Expect Self Service Banner registration demonstration Receive your major sheet Placement exam results- Math and English Course recommendations

39 What to Bring…. Something to write with – pen or pencil Gen Ed Booklets Think about scheduling preferences i.e. morning or afternoon Transcripts (if have them- if not, need to send asap)

40 Questions????

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