Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) prepares students to become innovators in all fields across all industries. We are civic-minded and globally conscious creative thinkers, doers and risk-takers. CLA is home to more than 5,500 students across 28 departments and programs offering a focused liberal arts college experience within a premier, urban RI university.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The College of Liberal Arts exemplifies Temple University’s core values of diversity and inclusion: creating and sustaining a teaching, learning and research community that not only includes but welcomes and values differences based on religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, age and family/marital status.

This is our life's work.

We believe a liberal arts degree prepares you for more than just a job. We teach you how to think creatively and critically, solve problems, and cultivate social intelligence. Our students learn in seminar-style classes, conduct research with award-winning faculty and gain real-world experience through internships, study abroad programs and community service opportunities.

You will master important disciplines and enter the workforce with the ability to write, reason, analyze, pivot and boldly engage with the world around you. As a graduate, you will possess the essential skills and talents that employers value: critical thinking, creativity and confidence.

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Make your declaration in a major city.

We offer 38 majors, 38 minors, 15 master’s degrees, 32 graduate programs and endless Philadelphia possibilities. Temple University is at the center of the action.

You have the unique opportunity to make Philadelphia your classroom while getting a world-class education. There is nothing the City of Brotherly Love doesn’t offer. Explore the Barnes Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. See a show at the Kimmel Center. Catch an Eagles game at the Linc. Savor incredible food from cheesesteaks to donuts to decadent local and ethnic cuisine.

Important Admissions Info

Applying to college shouldn’t be hard. That’s the approach we take at Temple University. Regardless of your age, nationality or background, our goal is to make the admissions process as easy and convenient as possible.

Find all the information you need to navigate the application process and the contact information for people who can help answer any questions you might have.