The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies (SVPUS) is responsible for undergraduate programs and academic affairs at Temple University. The offices reporting to the SVPUS include the Continuing Studies, the Division of University Studies, the General Education Program, the Math-Science Resource Center, Pre-Professional Health Studies, ROTC, the Russell Conwell Center, Student Athlete Advising, the University Honors Program, and the Writing Center, to name a few. To find out more about the offices overseen by the SVPUS, please follow the link: More Information.
To find the right person to contact with a question or a concern, please follow the link: More Information.
Have questions about your DARS? Have an advising question? Wondering about University policy on an issue. The "Academic Resources" page provides information and links on these and other issues. Please follow the link for More Information.
Looking for a form? Interested in applying for the Peer Teacher's program or for funding for a research or creative project? The "Forms" page will provide copies of the forms and guidelines related to academic concerns or links to online applications for the programs and opportunities. Please follow the link for
Opportunities for Undergraduates
The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies sponsors a number of programs and opportunities to enhance your undergraduate experience.
Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogy that links necessary work conducted in community contexts to academic study in a rigorous, intentional, and meaningful fashion. It heightens the relevance of academic subjects by directly linking classroom learning to experiences in communities which may be defined by geography, affinity, or organization.
Learning Communities & University Seminars
Learning Communities offer award-winning faculty, popular courses, and the opportunity to get to know your peers and build a support network. All while satisfying CORE, college, or major requirements!
University Seminars offer opportunities for students at each stage of their undergraduate career. Each seminar carries undergraduate credit, taught in a small class setting, and all but the Junior seminar include a Peer Instructor, who provides the "student perspective."
- First Year Seminars I and II assist new students with their transition to the University.
- Sophomore Seminars provide opportunities to work on professional planning and development.
- Transfer Seminars introduce the opportunities and resources of the University and provide opportunities to work on professional planning and development, i.e. Sophomore Seminar "+."
- Junior Seminars focus on professional planning and development and on preparing for post-graduate educational opportunities.
Diamond Peer Teacher Program
The Diamond Peer Teacher Program offers a semester long funded teaching experience under the direction of a faculty mentor. Participants receive a semester stipend of $2,250 and tuition remission for one hour of internship for the pedagogical experience. More Information.
In addition to the scholarships available through Temple University, a wide range of scholarships and fellowships are available on a competitive basis to students during and immediately after their undergraduate careers. The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies provides information about these opportunities and support for students interested in preparing applications. More Information.
Temple Law Scholars
Undergraduate Research & Creativity
Creative Arts, Research, And Scholarship (CARAS) Program
The Temple University Research Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University’s Schools and Colleges is pleased to provide a funding opportunity to encourage and support undergraduate and professional students engaged in scholarly, creative, and research projects that contribute to advancing their field of study. Two types of grants are made through the CARAS program: Research/Creative Project Grants provide undergraduate and professional students up to $3,000 in support of scholarly, research or creative arts projects undertaken with the supervision of a faculty mentor. Travel Grants provide up to $1000 for undergraduate travel to present research or creative work or travel to conduct on-site research. More Information.
Diamond Research Scholars Program
The Diamond Research Scholars Program offers a seven-month long funded research experience under the direction of a faculty mentor. Participants receive a summer stipend of $2,750 and tuition remission for three hours of research or independent study in the fall for their research or creative arts project. Scholars are expected to participate in the annual undergraduate research conference, TURF-CreWS. More Information.
Temple Undergraduate Research Forum - Creative Works Symposium (TURF-CreWS)
The Temple Undergraduate Research Forum - Creative Works Symposium, held annually in the Spring, provides undergraduates the opportunity to present their research to the university community.
Whether you are a transfer student to Temple or simply transferring AP, IB or credits from other institutions, the "Transfer Information" pages will help answer your questions about how transfer works and how credits earned before you started you undergraduate career or earned after you started at Temple will count toward your degree. More Information.