Undergraduate Admissions

Baccalaureate (4 Year) Majors by College



Behrend College

Accounting (ACNTG)

Accounting (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The Accounting major provides an opportunity to pursue a unique program that integrates knowledge and skill in accounting and information management. It helps students prepare for positions in public accounting firms, corporations, and government. In addition, the Accounting major provides the necessary academic training for students interested in administrative responsibilities in the area of accounting.
(The Behrend College)

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Arts Administration (ARTSA)

Arts Administration (Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)

The Penn State Erie Arts Administration program is intended for students with an interest in the arts and a desire to pursue careers in the administration or management of arts organizations such as museums, theatre companies, orchestras and choruses. The program combines a broad exposure to the arts with intensive training in management, marketing, writing, and development.

The interdisciplinary Arts Administration program answers the growing need for leaders and administrators of arts organizations that must compete, survive, and thrive in a corporate world. Recognizing that these organizations have missions that are different from business corporations, the Arts Administration program aims to produce capable arts administrators, managers, and entrepreneurs with both aesthetic sensibilities and business acumen. Successful arts administration is crucial to the continued vitality of modern cultural institutions, creative enterprises, and arts organizations. If the public is to benefit, skilled arts administrators must facilitate the work of artists to realize their artistic vision and share it with the public, by executing the necessary financial, legal, and organizational decisions. In short, talented arts administrators are partners in a collaborative artistic process.
(The Behrend College)

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Biology (BIOBD)

Biology (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The curriculum in Biology is designed to provide students with a strong background in the biological sciences. It provides preparation for students who intend to secure advanced degrees through graduate study, students who intend to prepare for careers in medicine or health-related fields, and students preparing for careers with companies or agencies requiring employees with biological backgrounds. The curriculum has six options, allowing students to choose an area of specialization that will best meet their career goals. In addition to selecting an option, students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty-supervised research. The options are: General Biology; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Genetics and Developmental Biology; Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry; Medical Technology; and Accelerated Health Programs.
(The Behrend College)

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Business (undecided) (BCBUS)

Business (undecided) (BCBUS) (Start at any campus and finish: Behrend)
This major is for students who are interested in Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, but are undecided about which business major they would like to select. Beginning studies with an "undecided" major allows students to explore the many different majors offered within this college and learn more about the specific disciplines that are available to them. All first year students are admitted to Penn State Behrend (starting at any campus) in pre-major status, and they request entry into a major during their second academic year. Academic advising is available to all students at any Penn State campus to help determine which of the available majors they would like to pursue. (The Behrend College)

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Business Economics (BECON)

Business Economics (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

Business Economics is a quantitatively oriented program of study in applied economics. Leading to a B.S. degree, this major combines in-depth study of economics with a general business background, the latter including courses in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and quantitative business analysis. Students may choose upper-division economics courses in business and economic forecasting, econometrics, economic theory, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, managerial economics, and urban and regional economics. Use of computers as analytical and problem-solving tools is emphasized in the program. The major also includes several non-business supporting areas of study from which students may choose courses.
(The Behrend College)

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Chemistry (CHMBD)

Chemistry (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major provides a strong foundation in chemistry and prepares students for graduate or professional programs and for careers with companies and agencies requiring chemistry or related areas. The major has five options that allow students to choose an area of specialization to meet their career goals. These options are: General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Business, Computer Science, and Chemistry Education Precertification. Students have the opportunity to participate in research with faculty members.
(The Behrend College)

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Communication (COMBA)

Communication (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The B.A. major in Communication offers a liberal arts background with emphasis in mass media studies and corporate communication. It helps students prepare for careers in corporate communication, print and broadcast journalism, multimedia and video production, and advertising/public relations by providing an interdisciplinary study of spoken, written, visual, and technically mediated messages.
(The Behrend College)

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Computer Engineering (CENBD)

Computer Engineering* (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The mission of the faculty of the undergraduate Computer Engineering program is to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to pursue a productive lifelong career in industry or to engage in further study at the graduate level. Students participate in a balanced program of instruction covering the basic principles of the design and application of computer systems. The program includes coverage in breadth and depth in basic science, engineering, and abstract concepts of information handling. Students will specialize in and be prepared for careers in the design, analysis, and use of hardware, software, and systems. The program is structured to ensure that graduates have a clear understanding of the design and applications of computers as well as the ability to apply this knowledge throughout their professional careers.
(College of Engineering)

* Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Computer Science (CMPBD)

Computer Science (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major builds on a firm foundation of computer science, mathematics, and natural science courses. The major stresses the fundamentals of computer science—programming, discrete math, data structures, graphics, analysis and design of algorithms— and their practical applications in system programming, database management, scientific visualization, and telecommunications. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a wide variety of computer-oriented careers in business, industry, and government, particularly in areas that require the practical application of computer science concepts and techniques to solving problems in the natural sciences. In addition, graduates will be prepared to pursue graduate study in computer science or in computationally intensive subdisciplines of the natural sciences, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computational physics, or computational chemistry.
(The Behrend College)

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Creative Writing (CWRIT)

Writing, Creative (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major allows students to develop their writing skills through craft classes, literature classes, and writing workshops, in preparation for a variety of postgraduation options, from continuing on to M.F.A. degree programs to various positions in the publishing or editing fields. The program recognizes students must understand the relationship between tradition and individual talent, and provides a required sequence of literature courses designed to give students an overview of the historical literary traditions as well as the traditions of both modern and contemporary prose and poetry, options for additional literature courses (to broaden and/or deepen the nature of that relationship), and a course in creative writing theory. The program culminates in a capstone experience, the senior thesis, a collection of poetry or prose of publishable quality, with a critical preface to the collection demonstrating the students’ ability to discuss the nature of their own writing and to place it in a literary context.
(The Behrend College)

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Economics (ECNS)

Economics(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The Economics major is a program of study with a liberal arts orientation. The broad liberal arts background serves as a foundation for advanced study in the methods and techniques of economic analysis. Use of mainframe and microcomputers as analytical and problem-solving tools is emphasized in the program's upper-division courses. Students may choose upper-division courses in several areas of specialization, including business cycles and forecasting, economic theory, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, managerial economics, and regional economics.
(The Behrend College)

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Start and Finish: Behrend)

In this major, graduates prepare for careers in electronics, microprocessors, computer hardware and software, communications, instrumentation and control, and power. The major consists of two options: Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology. Both options provide education in applied mathematics, physics, electrical and electronic circuit analysis and design, microprocessors, instrumentation, and quality control. The Electrical Engineering Technology option provides specialty education in control theory, communication systems, and power systems. The Computer Engineering Technology option provides specialty education in software development, embedded computer systems, and networking. Both options culminate with a capstone design project involving an actual design or manufacturing problem, often sponsored by industry. Graduates may qualify as engineering technologists working side-by-side with engineers, scientists, and other skilled workers. Occupations include electrical and electronic systems design, microprocessor applications, instrumentation and control computer programming, electrical testing, plant engineering, quality control, management, and technical sales and service.
(The Behrend College)

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Electrical Engineering (EE BD)

Electrical Engineering* (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major provides students with a strong foundation in electrical engineering through a combination of classroom study, projects, and laboratory experience. Analysis and design of electrical and computer systems are stressed. Built upon a core of science and mathematics courses, this major has the objective of educating graduates to be problem solvers. Students acquire the ability to work as members of a team toward successful attainment of a common goal, preparing them for work in industry or further study in graduate school. In addition, written and oral communication skills are developed, culminating in a senior design project that stresses communication as well as engineering content.
(The Behrend College)

* Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Engineering (undecided) (BCEGN)

This major is for students interested in the Behrend College, School of Engineering, but are undecided about which major they would like to select. Beginning studies with an "undecided" major allows students to explore the many different majors offered within this college and learn more about the specific disciplines that are available to them. All first year students are admitted to the Behrend College, School of Engineering in pre-major status, and they request entry into a major during their second academic year. Academic advising is available to all students in the Behrend College, School of Engineering to help determine which of the available majors they would like to pursue.

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English (ELISH)

English (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major offers courses in literary and cultural studies, and in various forms of writing. Students may select the Literature or the Professional Writing option. Both options share a common core of 13 credits and provide a sound foundation in the liberal arts and opportunities to develop creative and analytical skills. Students in the Literature option select courses from three separate areas—The Canon and Its Critics, Cultural Studies, and Globality and Literature—and develop a broad understanding of the ways in which literature works in various critical and cultural contexts. Students in the Professional Writing option follow a sequence of courses designed to develop and enhance writing skills in areas directly relevant to business and technical applications.
(The Behrend College)

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Environmental Science (ENVSC)

Environmental Science

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Finance (FNC)

Finance (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend; Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)

The Finance major provides students with a firm foundation in the principles of finance and its major areas: financial management, investments, and financial markets. The course work is designed to lead to professional certification in financial analysis. Students have job opportunities in a variety of positions with mutual funds, brokerage firms, banks, and insurance companies, as well as positions in corporate finance.
(The Behrend College)

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General Arts & Sciences (GAS)

General Arts and Sciences (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

In this interdisciplinary major, students may pursue broad interests and develop their own specialized programs when their interests are not congruent with established programs. The bachelor of arts degree in General Arts and Sciences can be a terminal degree, or students can prepare for graduate school, professional school, or employment in business, government, or industry. The Liberal Studies option provides the most flexible undergraduate degree program in the University except for the bachelor of philosophy degree. Students can use the Liberal Studies option to structure a program around their individual interests and career plans and can develop background in areas where Penn State Behrend does not currently offer majors.
(The Behrend College)

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History (HSTBA)

History (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The bachelor of arts program in History focuses on the study of the evolution of American and European institutions. This program enables students to pursue history in the traditional mode as a study of written records.
(The Behrend College)

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Industrial Engineering (IESBD)

Industrial Engineering*  (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The undergraduate program in Industrial Engineering, being the first established in the world, has a long tradition of providing a strong, technical, hands-on education in design, control, and operation of manufacturing and service processes and systems. The curriculum provides a broad-based education in manufacturing, operations research, and ergonomics through a base of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences, and laboratory and industrial experiences. It builds a strong foundation for the development of a professionally competent and versatile industrial engineer, able to function in a traditional manufacturing environment as well as in a much broader economy, including careers in financial services, communication, information technology,transportation, health care, consulting, or academia.
(Behrend College)

*Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.</p>

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Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies (IBE)

Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major provides students with an interdisciplinary program containing both business and engineering course content. The major includes a set of core courses that may enable a graduate to function effectively in a technical business environment. Student can choose, from a selection of modules, a set of courses designed to enable a student to function in a specific business or technical area. The modules provide an entry-level set of skills in the areas of accounting and finance, supply chain management, quality control, technical sales, or product design and manufacture.
(The Behrend College)

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International Business (INT B)

International Business (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The International Business major is designed to help students prepare for the increasingly international nature of business. Compared with other business majors, this one provides greater emphasis on knowledge and skills that are needed to conduct business in an international setting. This includes issues concerned with accomplishing organizational objectives through the coordination of human, material, information, and financial resources across national boundaries. In addition to the core business courses, students in this major will receive a broad exposure to the complexity of international business through required course work in international business, international culture, a foreign language, and a study abroad experience. In addition to preparation for an international business environment, the major aims to provide students with knowledge of a specific business discipline by requiring the completion of all the requirements for a second business major. As a result, students meet the University requirements for a concurrent major. Graduates of the major should be better prepared to function effectively as employees of small businesses with developing international operations or as members of larger business organizations with extensive global operations.
(The Behrend College)

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Liberal Arts (undecided) (BCHSS)

This major is for students interested in the Behrend College, but are undecided about which major they would like to select. Beginning studies with an "undecided" major allows students to explore the many different majors offered within this college and learn more about the specific disciplines that are available to them. All first year students are admitted to the Behrend College in pre-major status, and they request entry into a major during their second academic year. Academic advising is available to all students in the Behrend College to help determine which of the available majors they would like to pursue.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Management Information Systems (MISBD)

Management Information Systems (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major prepares students for typical IT-related jobs such as programmer/ analyst, systems analyst, data analyst, database administrator, team leader, project manager, consultant, and MIS manager. Since the focus of such jobs is on the application of information technology to business problems and opportunities, the MIS curriculum integrates three main areas of study: core business courses, computer science courses, and MIS courses in the areas of database management systems, systems analysis, and systems design and development. Students may also choose to pursue SAP certification. An internship is required for the major.
(The Behrend College)

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Marketing (MRKTG)

Marketing (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The objective of the Marketing major is to provide professional education to students leading to careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Typically, graduates are employed in marketing management, sales management, retailing, marketing research, and brand management. The major provides a solid foundation in marketing practice, such as analyzing and understanding the needs and wants of present and potential customers, designing appropriate product offerings, establishing pricing policies, developing communication strategies, devising efficient distribution strategies, researching marketing data for the above functions, and coordinating marketing programs with other functional areas of business. The major also emphasizes the marketing of services. Marketing majors may also choose from additional business courses that allow greater specialization on quantitative (marketing research) or management perspectives while the non-business supporting courses allow for additional study in written and oral communication, psychology, foreign language, quantitative methods, or international studies.
(The Behrend College)

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Mathematics B.S. (MTHBD)

Mathematics (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major builds a foundation in mathematics with emphasis on the applications of mathematics and the development of problem-solving skills. The major has five options that share a common core of mathematics courses for the first two years: Applied Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, General Mathematics, and Mathematics Education Precertification. They allow students to concentrate on developing mathematical skills suitable either for entry-level positions in areas including applied mathematics, actuarial sciences, statistics, computer programming, and education, or for graduate studies in mathematics and related fields. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should select an option in their sophomore year.
(The Behrend College)

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Mechanical Engineering (ME BD)

Mechanical Engineering* (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

Built upon a broad foundation in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, this major has the objective of educating graduates to be problem solvers. Graduates of this program will have had opportunities to learn about applying scientific principles, engineering analysis, and engineering design to solve unstructured problems that are typical of those found in mechanical engineering. The major helps graduates prepare for a lifelong productive career, whether in professional practice, graduate school, or some other career path. Graduates will have had opportunities to learn how to work with others toward a common goal, to clearly express their ideas in written and verbal form, and to be independent and capable of adapting to the continuously changing technology of the work environment.
(The Behrend College)

* Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBD)

Mechanical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend)

This major may be taken either as a four-year baccalaureate program or in a “2+2” degree format. The latter allows graduates of associate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology or related areas to gain greater breadth and depth of knowledge in mechanical engineering technology. The baccalaureate program emphasizes applied design and analysis, complementing a hands-on manufacturing and materials focus. The graduate gains valuable knowledge of total manufacturing processes ranging from applied design to manufacture.
(The Behrend College)

* Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Physics (PHYBD)

Physics (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The major provides education in the fundamentals of physics and selected advanced topics to help graduates prepare for graduate education or for careers in industry. Students have opportunities to participate in research with faculty. In addition to the traditional physics education offered in the General Physics option, the option in applied physics, Computational Physics, provides preparation for careers in technological fields.
(The Behrend College)

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Plastics Engineering Technology (PLTBD)

Plastics Engineering Technology* (Started and Finish: Behrend)

This major helps prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high level engineering technology support to a wide variety of industrial, developmental, commercial, consulting, and sales organizations dealing with the development, manufacture and/or distribution of plastics related products, materials and technologies. The program emphasizes the integration of engineering and scientific principles, practical hands-on experience, application of state-of-the-art computer technologies, and management methods. Graduates are qualified for positions in product development, part design, tooling design, R&D, processing, plant engineering, production control, technical sales and marketing in the plastics industry, and are provided a path to a wide variety of graduate degrees in engineering, science, or business.
(The Behrend College)

* Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Political Science (POLSC)

Political Science (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The discipline of political science consists of different related subfields, such as American government, international relations, public policy and administration, the study of how governments accomplish objectives, and comparative politics—the study of foreign government. The major offers students the opportunity to take course work in most subfields as well as seek practical experience through an internship. All students are encouraged to develop research and writing and statistical skills. Many students have continued their education in law or graduate school.
(The Behrend College)

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Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM)

Project and Supply Chain Management: Bachelor of Science (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

The Project and Supply Chain Management major concentrates on developing knowledge, skills, and abilities in project management, a dynamic and important discipline in modern corporations. These project management skills include the development of new projects, and coordinating procurement and project delivery systems. The major also emphasizes the integration of manufacturing and service operations, logistics, purchasing, and distribution that enable organizations to develop value-creating supply chain networks. The major provides students with an opportunity to develop the quantitative and people skills necessary to design and operate today's complex management systems. Students learn how to manage critical components in organizational supply chains, and apply business analytic methods for organizing and fully integrating supply chain practices throughout the organization.

Graduates are uniquely well-prepared for careers in some of the highest in-demand professions in the modern business and government environments, managing the supply chain and projects initiative in world-class business firms, public sector organizations, construction, IT organizations, third-party logistics providers, and goods and services distribution operations.
(The Behrend College)

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Psychology B.A. (PSHBA)

Psychology (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

Psychology is both a scientific discipline and a profession. Its overall focus is the study of behavior, cognition, and affect, and their associated physiological processes. Research is vital to the discipline of psychology. Investigators collect, quantify, analyze, and interpret data in order to understand the principles and theories of human thought and behavior. As a profession, psychology involves the application of knowledge, skills, and techniques for the solution and prevention of individual and social problems. Bachelor-level graduates in psychology are equipped for various positions in human service agencies, industrial settings, and laboratories. However, many students continue study toward a master’s or a doctoral degree in psychology, while others go on to school in other disciplines, e.g., medical school or law school.

Students may select either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires more credits in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and proficiency in a second language. The Bachelor of Science program, in turn, offers two options. The General option is intended for students with a strong interest in science and requires more course work in the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences than does the Bachelor of Arts program. The Business option is designed for students who wish to combine their interests in business and psychology.
(The Behrend College)

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Psychology B.S. (PSHBS)

Psychology (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

Psychology is both a scientific discipline and a profession. Its overall focus is the study of behavior, cognition, and affect, and their associated physiological processes. Research is vital to the discipline of psychology. Investigators collect, quantify, analyze, and interpret data in order to understand the principles and theories of human thought and behavior. As a profession, psychology involves the application of knowledge, skills, and techniques for the solution and prevention of individual and social problems. Bachelor-level graduates in psychology are equipped for various positions in human service agencies, industrial settings, and laboratories. However, many students continue study toward a master’s or a doctoral degree in psychology, while others go on to school in other disciplines, e.g., medical school or law school.

Students may select either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires more credits in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and proficiency in a second language. The Bachelor of Science program, in turn, offers two options. The General option is intended for students with a strong interest in science and requires more course work in the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences than does the Bachelor of Arts program. The Business option is designed for students who wish to combine their interests in business and psychology.
(The Behrend College)

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Science (undecided) (BCSCN)

This major is for students interested in the Behrend College, but are undecided about which major they would like to select. Beginning studies with an "undecided" major allows students to explore the many different majors offered within this college and learn more about the specific disciplines that are available to them. All first year students are admitted to the Behrend College in pre-major status, and they request entry into a major during their second academic year. Academic advising is available to all students in the Behrend College to help determine which of the available majors they would like to pursue.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Science B.S. (SCNBD)

Science (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This interdisciplinary major provides a broad, general education in science. The bachelor of science degree major includes options in General Science and Environmental Studies, and in Earth and Space Science Precertification and General Science Precertification for teaching. The curriculum is designed for students who have educational goals not readily met by one of the other science majors or for those who require a high degree of flexibility to attain their educational objectives. After completing foundation courses in calculus, chemistry, computer science, the life sciences, and physics, students select additional science courses from designated areas. A large number of supporting credits will permit students to include a minor or course sequences in business, education, technical writing, or other fields.
(The Behrend College)

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Secondary Education, Mathematics (SECBC)

Secondary Education (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This program prepares students for careers as mathematics teachers in secondary schools by providing both a strong foundation in mathematics content and hands-on experience in the classroom. The program stresses the teaching philosophies of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics, which students then put into practice in internships supervised by experienced teachers. The degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education and graduates meet all the academic requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Instruction I certificate.
(The Behrend College)

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Software Engineering (SE BD)

Software Engineering* (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)

This major provides students with a strong foundation in software engineering through combination of classroom study, software development experience, and design projects. Design, analysis, verification, and maintenance of software systems are stressed. Built upon a core of science and mathematics courses, this major has the objective of educating graduates to be problem solvers. Students acquire the ability to work as members of a team, preparing them for work in industry or further study in graduate school. In addition, written and oral communication skills are developed, culminating in a senior design project that stresses communication as well as engineering content.
(The Behrend College)

* Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Associate (2 Year) Degrees