What’s next after you earn your English degree from Temple University? Graduates have a lot of options. So make your declaration and apply to Temple after you come visit us and find out what a College of Liberal Arts English degree is all about. Need to learn more? Find out everything you need to know about our application deadlines and transfer policies.

What Can I Do with an English Degree?

Career Symposium for English Majors at Temple University Take your pick! Employers look for creative people with critical thinking skills. The BA in English at Temple — with its emphasis on both creative and critical scholarship - prepares students for success in careers in the academic, corporate and non-profit sectors and beyond. From mayoral campaigns to musicology, recent Temple grads are putting their English degrees to work in many careers and fields. English majors are prepared for careers that involve writing or editing - whether the subject matter is an advertising campaign, an essay, a grant proposal, a legal document or a website. English majors also find non-writing and editing careers in fields that include business, education, government, law, librarianship, marketing and social services.

The Department of English offers a popular career seminar that introduces students to working professionals with backgrounds in English who work in rewarding and relevant fields that include blogging, comics, non-profit leadership and publishing. All offer valuable resources for students hoping to break into these careers and more. We also have a well-established internship program that offers English majors a wealth of opportunities to work in the real world while still enrolled at Temple. Recently, English majors have secured internships at organizations that include the following.

  • American Cancer Society
  • Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – US Department of Labor
  • Wilma Theater

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. The College of Liberal Arts prepares students to become innovators in all fields, across all industries. We are creative thinkers, doers and risk-takers. Home to 28 departments and programs, we offer a solid liberal arts education at a premier urban, research university.

Explore the Complete List of Academic Offerings at CLA

Visit Us!

To know what Temple is really about, you have to experience it firsthand. Our Main Campus in Philadelphia is an energetic community of students, faculty and local culture. And the opportunities don’t stop there. For Temple students, Philadelphia is a place to learn and branch out. Undergraduate Admissions offers tours daily. If you would like to experience the College of Liberal Arts in person, get in touch with us.

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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


Ready to apply? Submit your application online.


  • Feb. 1st: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • March 1st: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • Nov. 1st: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1st: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester