Internships & Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts encourages undergraduate students to participate in internships to prepare for their future careers. Students can apply the core skills they learn in their degree programs—how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively—in real-world professional settings. 

The college actively collaborates with Temple’s Career Center and employers across a range of fields and industries to help cultivate professional development opportunities for its students. Additionally, Temple’s location in Philadelphia allows students to pursue internships across an array of organizations in the region.

Explore how an internship can help expand your opportunities after graduation

Careers

The skills gained from a liberal arts degree are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. Apply the experience and knowledge acquired in the Africology and African American Studies BA program to your professional pursuits across many organizations and industries, including academics, cultural institutions, government agencies or the social sciences. The versatility of this program’s curriculum helps you graduate with valuable skill sets sought by many employers.

Graduates are prepared to continue their education at the master’s or doctoral level, or pursue careers in the following areas. 

  • Law enforcement
  • Local and national government
  • Museums and other cultural and artistic institutions
  • Primary and secondary education 
  • Research 
  • Social work and administration

Career Services

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Africology and African American Studies Major may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Child, Family, & School Social Workers

$46,270.00

Counseling Psychologists

$76,990.00

Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors

$56,310.00

Health Educators

$54,220.00

Healthcare Social Workers

$56,200.00

Marriage & Family Therapists

$50,090.00

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers

$44,840.00

Social & Community Service Managers

$65,320.00

Social & Human Service Assistants

$33,750.00

Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors

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* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).