School of Humanities
Department of Biblical & Religious Studies
MCPC provides the opportunity for students to broaden their understanding of the Christian faith. Students are often surprised by how the urban context allows them to meet God in a new way and share their faith with others. Students can volunteer for a number of church organizations and programs or get practical experience through an internship or Urban Field Experience.
Students also find that while taking classes at Temple University, they are challenged to form their beliefs among students who do not come from the same faith tradition.
Department of Communication
MCPC is ideal for students in this department. There is a vast number and variety of internships available in these fields. Temple University professors often work full-time in addition to teaching, providing students with the opportunity to gain professional connections in the classroom setting. Experience with city living is important for professionals in this field, and MCPC provides a safe place to try it out before graduation.
Film and Digital Media Concentration
Students in this concentration are required to spend at least one semester at MCPC. The variety and technical capabilities available at Temple University enhance students' ability to succeed in the field. The film scene in Philadelphia is bustling and students often find ways to get involved with festivals, movie and television productions and student films.
Check Messiah's course catalog and consult with your advisor to determine the best course options and internship opportunities available to you.
Students in this major (with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Production or Media Studies) are required to spend at least two semesters at MCPC. The variety and technical capabilities available at Temple University enhance students' ability to succeed in the field. Check Messiah's course catalog and consult with your advisor to determine the best course options and internship opportunities available to you.
Department of English
Philadelphia is full of writers who create an inviting scene for MCPC English students. The environment is thought-provoking and new for many Messiah students who can express their experiences with word. The Broad Street Journal provides a venue for MCPC students to get published and practice writing skills.
This course equivalency statement is a list of department-approved Temple courses English majors can take to meet major requirements.
Students in this major are required to spend at least one year at MCPC. Students often choose to complete an internship in one of the many news organizations in Philadelphia. The variety and technical capabilities available at Temple University enhance students' ability to succeed in the field. Check Messiah's course catalog and consult with your advisor to determine the best course options and internship opportunities available to you.
Department of History
Live in one of the most historical national cities to truly experience the value and purpose of your academic studies. The past, present and future collide with various cultural events, museums, discussion forums, guest speakers and neighborhood projects in Philadelphia. Gain practical experience with an internship or Urban Field Experience at a site closely related to your interests. Broaden your course offerings by taking courses at Temple University.
Department of Modern Languages
MCPC is a fun place to explore the diversity of language. Take a stroll through the Italian Market and hear people speaking Italian, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. It's easy to find where people from various cultures live in Philadelphia so you can practice your language skills among them. Volunteer to teach English as Second Language through a variety of organizations in the city.
Temple University offers courses in several languages. Explore the opportunities to learn Arabic, Ancient Greek, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portugese, Russian, Slavic, Spanish, or Vietnamese!
These courses are department-approved to meet major requirements.
Department of Philosophy
MCPC students are often surprised by how only one semester in Philadelphia changes their world view. It is important for students in Philosophy to explore their thoughts, beliefs and Christian faith in an urban context to fully understand God's creation and the thought patterns of various cultures. Temple University offers several Philosophy courses that will challenge Messiah students to understand and support their Christian beliefs.
Department of Politics
The urban context provides a stage for political thought and debate. With its historical significance and politically relevant facilities, Philadelphia is often a stomping ground for politicians and public forums. News and current topics are seen in a new light because students can see how the issues affect so many people groups in Philadelphia.
Students may choose to get practical experience through an internship or Urban Field Experience. Opportunities include working at City Hall, getting involved in a particular campaign or volunteering at the National Constitution Center.
Students can take these Temple University courses to meet major requirements.