Graduation Requirements

W-course Graduation Requirements for GenEd Students:
Undergraduate students who entered Temple in Fall 2008 or after (or who transferred to Temple in Fall 2010 or after) must complete at least two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not GenEd or elective credits.

A list of the specific courses that are required for particular majors can be found in the Bulletin. W-courses are identified by the last two digits of the course number: courses numbered xx96, xx97, and xx98 are writing-intensive.

The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple; students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. Students who have problems completing their w-course requirements should contact their advisors.

W-course Graduation Requirements for Core Curriculum Students:
Undergraduate students who entered Temple before Fall 2008 (or who transferred to Temple before Fall 2010) must take three writing-intensive courses. Of these three, one must be the designated departmental capstone course, and another must be taken in a department other than the one housing the student's major. (Analytic Reading and Writing, and Intellectual Heritage courses do not count toward this requirement.)

A complete list of writing-intensive courses can be accessed via the link on the left side of this page. Departmental capstone courses are underlined. Students should also review the courses required for their major: in some cases, required courses are writing-intensive, and students are expected to fulfill their w-course requirements with those courses. In the Bulletin, w-courses are identified by the last two digits of the course number: courses numbered xx96, xx97, and xx98 are writing-intensive.

Students who are completing the core curriculum may use transfer credit to satisfy one of the three writing-intensive courses; however, all students must take at least two writing-intensive courses at Temple. Students who have problems completing their w-course requirements should contact their advisors.