Bachelor of General Studies
The Bachelor of General Studies, offered through Temple’s University College, is designed specifically for adult learners with prior college and transferable credits who are ready to complete their undergraduate degree. This 120-credit bachelor’s program focuses on creating a solid foundation for a wide variety of careers, and allows students the opportunity to customize their degree path.
The general studies degree combines major coursework (including two writing intensive courses), general education courses and electives. The curriculum is specifically tailored to enhance students’ critical thinking skills, effective communication abilities and interdisciplinary knowledge to achieve their personal and professional goals. Students receive personalized guidance from the University College Academic and Student Services team to develop the curriculum that meets their needs. Students also have access to courses and resources available at any of Temple’s campuses, including Main Campus, Ambler Campus, Temple University Harrisburg and Temple University Center City.
You can customize your degree by choosing a combination of minors and/or certificates across our schools and colleges, or by choosing one of the following areas of focus.
- Arts and architecture;
- business, sports and communication;
- health and human services;
- humanities, education and social sciences; and
- science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Learn more about each area of focus in the Classes and Curriculum section below.
The general studies degree is flexible, customizable and prepares you to adapt to an ever-changing workplace. You will complete your degree with a capstone course, which provides opportunities to integrate academic learning with professional experiences in a culminating project that combines knowledge, skills and reflection within your selected area of focus.