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Information Science and Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , PA,
Students in the IS&T curriculum develop the skills and the knowledge necessary to analyze information problems and to apply current technology to their solution. The emphasis is to develop problem-solving and communication skills.

About

The technologies and methods include databases, web and mobile application development, client-server computing, network security, project management, software engineering principles, and quality assurance methodologies. A two-semester capstone project course is required. This course is designed to help students integrate what they have learned in other courses and apply this knowledge in the design and implementation of a software application.

The program is targeted for students who have a strong interest in applying computing technologies to solving problems in business, education, science, and government agencies. Our IS&T graduates are also involved in innovative product developments. They hold jobs as consultants, network engineers, business and systems analysts, database administrators, and web and application developers.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple University is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Temple University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academics in Computer Science
  • Program Design and Abstraction
  • Honors Program Design and Abstraction
  • Mathematical Concepts in Computing I
  • Honors Mathematical Concepts in Computing I
  • Computational Probability and Statistics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Structures
  • Architecture, Operating Systems and Networking
  • Component-Based Software Design
  • Network Architectures
  • Networked Application Systems
  • Client-Side Scripting for the Web
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Implementation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Official High School and/or University transcripts with English translations: Your application needs to include all official and original academic records from each secondary school and college or university you’ve attended.
 
Standardized Tests:
Freshman Applicants: All first-year applicants are required to submit the results of at least one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE.
Transfer Applicants: Transfer students should submit either the TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 
          -  The applicant has successfully completed English composition at a US accredited
             college or university.
          -  English is the applicant's native language.
The required English Proficiency for non-native speakers is as follows: 
          -  TOEFL: 79 
          -  IELTS: 6.0
          -  PTE: 53
Please note that certain majors, including those within the Fox School of Business will require a higher level of proficiency, as follows:
         -  TOEFL: 84
         -  IELTS: 6.5
         -  PTE: 56
Those with language test scores below the required level are still encouraged to apply. Students who need further English language instruction may be eligible for Provisional or Conditional admission offers including the Access Temple Program.
 
Recommendation LettersAt least one recommendation letter is required of all freshman applicants. It's best to select people such as teachers, counselors, and other academic officials who can describe your talents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28968 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28968 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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