College of Liberal ArtsStudentsProspective Undergraduate Students


Our graduates have become business leaders, senators, governors, Olympic athletes, mayors, physicians, attorneys, writers and other extraordinarily successful professionals.

Whatever your career aspirations, your future begins here in the College of Liberal Arts. Our courses and majors build toward exciting internship, service learning and co-op opportunities, offering practical, valuable work experience as you explore literature, languages, history, psychology, criminal justice, the social sciences and more. The College of Liberal Arts integrates skills in effective communication, critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, and technological literacy — the tools necessary for any professional career. Whether you choose to attend Main Campus, Ambler Campus or one of our international programs, you will be able to choose your guides from among the nation’s leading scholars and professors. Our scholars and professors have connections both to the world of work and to graduate and professional schools.

The College of Liberal Arts programs can easily accommodate minors and certificates in other schools or colleges, allowing Liberal Arts students to prepare for careers in education, business, media, government and a variety of non-profit organizations and institutions. Whether your interests lie in one of our many undergraduate majors, in the pre-professional programs of Law, Medicine, Allied Health, and Pharmacy, in pursuing advanced study in one of our eighteen masters and fifteen doctoral programs or even if you have not yet decided on a major, we have all of the necessary tools to guide your path to success.

Prospective Student Resources – 

Departments and Programs

The College of Liberal Arts is the second largest college at Temple University, and is home to 33 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs, as well as 15 graduate degree programs. With our vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in the university’s academic success. Learn more about the College of Liberal Arts’ departments and programs.

Funding Your Education

The founder of Temple University, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, believed that education should be available to anyone on the basis of their intellectual and personal motivation, regardless of their income. In this spirit, we are eager to assist all Temple students to afford a college education. Visit the links below to learn about tuition rates, financial aid, and other funding opportunities.

International Students

Students of other cultures add a rich dimension to our already diverse campus. We have students from over 100 countries and offer an extensive variety of support services. Learn more about the admissions requirements and support services the university offers for our international students .

Office of Orientation

If you have been accepted to Temple and have questions about the orientation process, contact the Office of Orientation .

Student Life

With 37,000 students on 4 regional campuses, there’s so much to explore inside and outside of the classrooms at Temple University. Our Main Campus is home to over 10,000 students living on and around its walkable green spaces. Sitting just about 1.5 miles north of Center City Philadelphia, Temple University Main Campus is an integral part of the arts, music, intellectual and cultural scene of the country’s 6th largest city. All of our campuses — including 2 international campuses in Rome, Italy and Tokyo, Japan — are abuzz with student activities, unique experiences and vibrant residential life. Learn more about student life at Temple University.

Professional Development

The College of Liberal Arts offers services for undergraduate students related to professional development. With relationships with some of Philadelphia’s top employers, the College of Liberal Arts offers resume and cover letter critiques, strategies for securing internships, and assistance with research on graduate programs. The College of Liberal Arts also offers numerous opportunities for students to complete internships for credit towards graduation.