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Academics

Shape the Future Here and Beyond

Students in University College come from all walks of life, with interests, needs and experiences to match. Whether they are an adult learner interested in getting back into the classroom after many years away or someone devoted to the idea of protecting some of the nation's most treasured resources, University College provides the unique experiences and personalized attention they need to succeed.

Nothing is beyond you! University College conveniently offers programs at Temple's Ambler, Center City, Harrisburg and Main campuses. Find the right program at the right location to meet your personal goals. 

Seeking to advance your career or make a career change? With small class sizes, instructors who are dedicated professionals in their field of expertise and access to all of the resources that a large research university has to offer, University College provides the perfect opportunities to transform your future!

Bachelor of General Studies

The University College Bachelor of General Studies undergraduate program is uniquely made for working adults looking to complete their degree with Temple University. The path to degree completion just got easier with our BGS program that allows students to pair academic interests with their professional experiences.  

Science and Mathematics Scholars Program

The Science and Mathematics Scholars Program is a unique collaboration between two colleges within Temple University ā€“ the College of Science and Technology and University College ā€“ where local high school students (also known as pre-college students) can come together to study at the Ambler Campus.

Adult Learners

Thinking about taking a class, earning a degree, or just seeing what college life is like? Students of all ages and backgrounds take courses at Temple University Ambler, Temple University Center City and Temple University Harrisburg. Temple's adult learners enjoy a diverse classroom experience.

ProRanger Program

ProRanger Philadelphia is an academic and technical skills training and internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit and train law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service.

Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy

Templeā€™s PRLEA, formerly the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program or SLETP,  is a full-time, 19-week program consisting of more than 700 hours of professional instruction designed to prepare and enable students to obtain employment with the National Park Service as a seasonal law enforcement ranger.

Certificate in Sustainability

University College offers a twelve-credit, four-course interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability. This undergraduate certificate provides an opportunity for students to advance their knowledge of sustainability from the orientation of different disciplines, to introduce them to concepts of systems thinking to make them more competitive in a job market that, increasingly is requiring sustainability expertise and skills.