From business to law to journalism and everything in between, your options as an American Studies degree or minor graduate are many. Whether you intend to immediately begin your career or continue onto graduate school first, your Temple University education will help you get to where you want to be. Still need to learn more? Come visit us today and apply to the program as soon as you’re ready.


American Studies stresses the development of advanced-level reading, writing, and analytical skills that are necessary for successful careers in various fields. Over our forty-year history, people who have majored or minored in American Studies have gone on to business, medical, law, journalism, museum, civic, teaching and publishing careers. Our majors complete graduate school in the humanities and social sciences, law school and medical school. They take jobs and internships in schools, non-profit organizations, museums, libraries, business, social services, public relations and the media. Our alumni tell us how valuable their American Studies educations continue to be and say that the knowledge and skills they learned with our faculty were instrumental when starting their careers.

Make Your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has the largest selection of academic offerings at Temple University. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests – from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts.

For a complete list of our academic offerings visit

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The Office of Admissions offers tours daily. To register for a tour, please go to If you would like to experience the College of Liberal Arts firsthand, you can take advantage of the various visit opportunities we have throughout the year, including the Liberal Arts Preview Day.

Thinking of Transferring?

Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you can apply for admission as a transfer student. If you’re thinking about transferring, consider attending a Transfer Tuesday general information session.

Learn More about Transferring to Temple


When you are ready to apply, submit your application online at


  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • March 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester