Accelerated Programs

The College of Science and Technology has a variety of accelerated programs in partnership with professional and graduate programs.

Accelerated Bachelor/Professional Programs

Temple Professional School Programs (Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University School of Podiatry, Temple University School of Pharmacy) agree to cooperate in providing an accelerated 3 + 4 undergraduate/professional school education leading to both a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Science and Technology and a Doctorate degree from the Professional School. The Temple University College of Public Health agrees to cooperate in providing an accelerated 3 + 3 undergraduate/graduate education leading to both a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Science and Technology and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health.

Students in the College of Science and Technology who are in the joint program above, have been admitted to the professional program at the end of their third year, and have completed 90 semester hours, including all course requirements for the major, College and University, may transfer their first year in professional study toward the completion of the credit requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Biology and Chemistry majors may also transfer approved courses in their first year of professional study toward the elective courses in their major.

Students in the College of Science and Technology who have been admitted to other health-related professional schools at the end of their third year with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and who have completed 90 semester hours, including all course requirements of the major, College and University, may petition the dean for the transfer of their first year of professional study toward the completion of the credit requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. University residency requirements must also be met.

Accelerated Bachelor/Master in CST Programs

Many departments in the College of Science and Technology cooperate in providing an accelerated 4 + 1 undergraduate/graduate education leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in the College of Science and Technology as well as a Master of Arts or Science degree from the Graduate School.

Accelerated Five-Year Bachelor/Master of Education Programs with Teacher Certification

Temple's College of Education cooperates in providing a 4 + 1 undergraduate/graduate education leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in the College of Science and Technology as well as a Master of Education degree from the College of Education. The Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics Departments enable talented students to complete both a Bachelor's degree in one of the above departments and a Master in Education degree in a total of five years. After completing the Bachelor's degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines, students spend an additional year as a graduate student in the College of Education. Students must apply for the five-year Master's program during their sophomore year. If accepted, they will take both undergraduate major courses as well as Master in Education courses beginning in their junior year. They complete their undergraduate major in their fourth year and their Master of Education degree in their fifth year. Students who complete this program earn a Master of Education degree and are certified to teach secondary education in Pennsylvania schools. See the Secondary Education/Science Education M.Ed. for more details.