Liberal Studies

8th Floor, Mazur Hall
https://liberalarts.temple.edu/departments-and-programs/liberal-studies/

Michael D. Szekely, Program Director
818 Mazur Hall
215-204-6479
mszekely@temple.edu

Keith Gumery, Director of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Online Program
gumery@temple.edu

LaTasha Goodman, Administrator
1041 Mazur Hall
215-204-8516
latasha.goodman@temple.edu

The College of Liberal Arts offers a general degree in Liberal Studies for students who are not able to select a single discipline that would meet their professional goals and interests. This major program offers two tracks: Humanities and Social Sciences. The major in Liberal Studies is essentially self-designed, other than some common writing intensive coursework and a course that emphasizes critical thinking. It is purposely flexible so students can develop a program of study that will help them achieve a specific personal or professional goal that might be unrelated to a traditional discipline.

The Liberal Studies major was designed to meet the unique needs of working adults who may have delayed college or who are returning after a long absence from school. Courses are offered year-round at Main Campus, Ambler Campus, Online, and at Temple Center City. Students may combine locations as their schedule dictates.

Online-Only Program of Study

New non-traditional, transfer students will be able to take their entire degree program online. Required courses for the major will be offered online in the fall and spring semesters, and a variety of other courses to fulfill elective requirements will also be available via online instruction. For more information contact Dr. Keith Gumery at gumery@temple.edu.