Choosing a major should be a fun and exciting time. We are always happy to schedule an appointment with you to discuss your academic goals and career plans. We also know that for many students the major exploration process works well as a self-directed search. Below are some resources to get you started. Remember, have fun and if you need to talk it out, don't hesitate to contact us!
List Of Temple Majors
What can you do with your major?
Occupational Outlook Handbook
"Making Major Decisions" Blackboard Resource
The Academic Resource Center understands that selecting a major is a process that can seem overwhelming to students. Therefore we developed Making Major Decisions as a means to assist you during your major declaration journey. Making Major Decisions is an online tool that provides you with information on the major declaration process, debunks major myths, assists you with researching major options, and aids in exploring potential career paths based on your skills, interests, and values.
If you would like to enroll in Making Major Decisions and begin exploring your major options, please contact the Academic Resource Center at 215.204.2500 to set up an appointment with an advisor.
Major Exploration Academy
The Academic Resource Center has an exciting program to help you discover your own interests, as well as what Temple University has to offer you. This opportunity is perfect for you if you are undecided about your major and have multiple interests that you would like to explore. This program is open to University Studies students who want to explore major options. This goal of this program is to guide you toward developing a clearer picture of your future here at Temple University and help you gain a firmer idea of the major that is right for you! For more information please see our Major Exploration Academy page.
Using Gen Ed to Explore
To earn a degree from Temple you need to complete three sets of requirements: your major, the school/college requirements in which your major is housed, and the University General Education requirements. Your Gen Ed requirements are one of the ways in which you will earn a well rounded University degree. Since Gen Ed courses are offered in almost every discipline on campus, these courses are a great way to explore the University while completing requirements.
Gen Ed Website
Gen Ed Handbook
Gen Ed Waivers
Declaring a Major
You are required to declare a major in a degree-granting program in a school or college by the time you have completed 60 credits (around the end of your sophomore year), including any credits transferred from another institution.
Intra-University Transfer denotes a student's movement from one academic unit within the university to another and/or from one campus to another. Transfer between academic units is not automatic. In order to declare a major, you are required to attend an IUT session (some schools/colleges require a group session, others schedule individual appointments). You can sign up for a session by contacting the school/college in which you wish to declare you major. This can be completed at anytime except the months of January and August.
Requirements for Declaring your Major: