Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Eligibility: Baccalaureate

General Eligibility for Baccalaureate (four-year) Degree Programs

We are glad that you are interested in transferring to Penn State. Baccalaureate degree programs are available at all twenty (20) campuses across the state.

Please review our online guide to majors to help you determine the best fit for your academic and career goals.

Eligibility to Campuses

  • A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for transfer admission to campuses other than University Park.
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for transfer admission to University Park.
  • Applicants interested in transferring to University Park must have completed two years (4 semesters) of full-time college coursework at another institution and/or another Penn State campus by the time of transfer to be eligible for admission.
  • Transfer applicants are expected to have met the minimum high school requirements to be eligible for enrollment. Deficiencies in any of these requirements may be fulfilled by equivalent college coursework prior to enrolling at Penn State.
  • Criteria for transfer admission may also include specific course requirements. Successful completion of the required coursework is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Unless specified otherwise, course requirements apply regardless of campus choice.
  • Credits are listed in semester hours.
  • Prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
  • Please review When to Apply for Transfer students for preferred application filing dates.

Eligibility to Colleges

  • All attempted coursework is considered in the admissions review and GPA may be recalculated to match the GPA calculation for Penn State students.
  • Transfer admission is more competitive for certain colleges, as some colleges have limited space.
  • GPA requirements vary across academic colleges; some academic colleges may have higher GPA requirements.
  • Not all majors are open to transfer students (see eligibility information below).
  • Lack of prerequisite coursework may prevent admission to the major but may still be sufficient for admission to the academic college.
  • Some colleges have additional requirements (auditions/portfolios etc.).
  • Please review the specific program deadlines for specific majors.
  • Special consideration may be given to adult learners and military active duty/veteran students.
    Information for adult learners
    Information for military students

Transfer Eligibility Requirements by College

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

College of Agricultural Sciences:
Majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

  • Agribusiness Management (AG BM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Agricultural Science (AG SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Animal Science (AN SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Biorenewable Systems(Start at Any Campus and Finish at University Park):
    No additional requirements
  • Community, Environment, and Development (CED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Environmental Resource Management: (E R M) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Food Science (FD SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Forest Ecostystem Management (FOREM): (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    Requires 8 credits of biology, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 2 credits of lab and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry.
  • Landscape Contracting (LSCPE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Plant Sciences (PLANT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Toxicology (TOX) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    Requires 8 credits of biology, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 2 credits of lab and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry.
  • Turfgrass Science (TURF) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    Requires 3 credits in general chemistry.
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VB SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    Requires 4 credits in Biology, and 3 credits in General Chemistry plus 1 credit of lab.
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Science (W F S) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

College of Arts and Architecture:
Majors in the College of Arts and Architecture are started and completed at Penn State University Park.
(Unless otherwise noted.)

For information on application requirements and guidelines for the Visual and Performing arts please refer to artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/howtoapply.

SMEAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Smeal College of Business:

University Park: No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State Campus and transition to University Park on completion of entrance to major requirements.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses: applicants who have 2 semesters of college coursework and meet the eligibility requirements listed below may request to start at a Penn State Campus in summer or fall. No admission to spring semester.

No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.

Penn State offers a variety options for students interested in Business and Business related fields.
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  • Accounting (ACCTG) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.
  • Finance (FIN) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.
  • Management (MGMT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.
  • Marketing (MKTG) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.
  • Risk Management (R M) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    Options in this program include: Actuarial Science, Enterprise Risk Management and Real Estate.
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 is required as well as 3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus.

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

College of Communications:
Majors in the College of Communications may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

  • Advertising & Public Relations (AD PR) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission to Advertising/Public Relations at University Park or Commonwealth Campuses.
  • Advertising & Public Relations - Strategic Communications Option (AD PR) (Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus):
    Transfer into this option available at World Campus only.
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.
  • Film and Video (FILM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission to Film and Video.
  • Journalism (JOURN) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    For University Park: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for all College of Communication majors.
  • Media Studies (MEDIA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    For University Park: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for all College of Communication majors.
  • Telecommunications (TELCM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    For University Park: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for all College of Communication majors.

COLLEGE OF EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences:
Majors in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

University Park: Applicants must meet a minimum 2.75 GPA and the course requirements listed below to be eligible for admission to University Park.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses: Applicants must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for admission at a Penn State Campus.

  • Earth Sciences (EARTH) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, DuBois):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Earth Science and Policy (EARSP) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    4 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus):
    No additional requirements. Available at World Campus only.
  • Energy Engineering (ENENG) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Energy, Business and Finance (EBF) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    4 credits calculus with analytic geometry are required.
  • Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Geobiology (GEOBI) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Geography B.A. (GEOBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Geography B.S .(GEOBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Geosciences B.A. (GSCBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Geosciences B.S. and Integrated Programs (GSCBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Meteorology and Integrated Programs (METEO) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Mining Engineering (MNG E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNG E) (No transfer admission to University Park):
    Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State Campus and transition to University Park .

    Applicants with no more than 2 semesters of college course work may be considered for admission to a campus other than University Park provided they have a minimum GPA >_ 3.0 and have successfully completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher 8 credits calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits calculus-based physics, and 4 credits of chemistry with a lab.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

College of Education:
Majors in the College of Education may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

  • Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Lehigh Valley, University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table
  • Education and Public Policy (EPP) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table
  • Secondary Education (SECED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table
  • Special Education (SPLED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table
  • Workforce Education and Development (WF ED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required (except a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required for the Industrial Training option). Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table
  • World Languages Education (WL ED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    NOTE: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major (see attached chart):
    College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

College of Engineering:

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed below may apply for admission to the College of Engineering at Penn State University Park.

Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework and/or have not completed the eligibility requirements listed below, may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. Students in this category typically have one year to complete entrance-to-major coursework to qualify for entrance into a College of Engineering major at University Park.

NOTE: Architectural Engineering is not available to any transfer student, even those admitted to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR).

NOTE: Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in any major typically will not be admitted to a baccalaureate degree program.

Important dates: Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Penn State offers a variety options for students interested in Engineering and Engineering related fields.
Explore Engineering related majors in other colleges

  • Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Architectural Engineering (A E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission.
  • Biomedical Engineering(BME) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Biological Engineering (B E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and  3 credits of college chemistry are required.
  • Chemical Engineering (CH E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Civil Engineering (C E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Computer Engineering (CMPEN) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Computer Science (CMPSC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Electrical Engineering (E E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering (EMET) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona, Berks, New Kensington, York):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and  3 credits of college chemistry are required.
  • Engineering Science (E SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and  3 credits of college chemistry are required.
  • General Engineering (G E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Brandywine, Dubois, Hazleton):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and  3 credits of college chemistry are required.
  • Industrial Engineering (I E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Mechanical Engineering (M E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Nuclear Engineering (NUC E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. No additional Requirements.
  • Surveying Engineering (SUR E) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Wilkes-Barre):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and  3 credits of college chemistry are required.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

College of Health and Human Development:
Majors in the College of Health and Human Development may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

  • Athletic Training (ATHTR) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 3 credits in physiology or 6 credits in anatomy and physiology, 4 credits in general chemistry with a lab, and 3 credits in college trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus. Penn State Campuses other than University Park: 2.75 GPA.
    Important dates:
    Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by September 15 and for summer/fall semester by March 1 for Athletic Training.
  • Biobehavioral Health (BB H) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Golf Management (GHHD) (Start and Finish: University Park):
    Requires verified golf hadicap of 12 or lower..
  • Health Policy and Administration (H P A) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (HRIM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Kinesiology (KINES) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 3 credits in physiology or 6 credits in anatomy and physiology, 4 credits in general chemistry with a lab, and 3 credits in college trigonometry or calculus. Penn State Campuses: 2.75 GPA.
    Important dates: Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by September 15 and for summer/fall semester by March 1 for Kinesiology.
  • Nutritional Sciences (NUTR) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No transfer into the Golf Management option. No additional requirements for other options.

COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

College of Information Sciences and Technology

University Park: No transfer admission to Bachelor of Arts in Information Sciences and Technology at University Park. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State Campus and transition to University Park on completion of entrance to major requirements.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses: applicants who have less than 3 semesters of college coursework and meet eligibility requirements below may start at a Penn State Campus.

Penn State Erie: No transfer admission to programs in the College of Information Sciences and Technology.

No transfer admission into any program in College of Information Sciences and Technology for applicants who have completed  3 or more semesters of college coursework.

Penn State offers a variety options for students interested in Information Science and Technology and Information Science related fields.
Explore Information Science and Technology related majors in other colleges

  • Information Sciences and Technology B.A. (ISTBA) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: University Park):
    • Penn State Altoona, Berks, Mont Alto, Harrisburg, Abington: 2.0 GPA, No additional requirements.
    • Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, and York: 2.5 GPA, no additional requirements.
  • Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISTBS) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    • Penn State University Park: requires a 3.0 GPA and completition of 4 credits of calculus, 3 credits of Java or C++, 3 credits of English composition, 3 credits of effective speech and 3 credits of microeconomics.
    • Penn State Abington, Altoona, Berks, Harrisburg, Mont Alto and World Campus: 2.0 GPA, No additional requirements.
    • Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, and York: 2.5 GPA, No additional requirements.
  • Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    • Penn State University Park: requires a 3.0 GPA and completition of 3 credits of algebra with analytic geometry, 3 credits of Java or C++, 3 credits of English composition and 4 credits of descriptive statistics.
    • Penn State Abington, Altoona, Berks, Harrisburg, Mont Alto and World Campus: 2.0 GPA, No additional requirements..
    • Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, and York: 2.5 GPA, no additional requirements.

COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS

College of the Liberal Arts:
Majors in the College of the Liberal Arts may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

  • African American Studies (AA ST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • African Studies (AFRST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Anthropology (ANTH) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Archaeological Science (ARSCI) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Asian Studies (ASIA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Biological Anthropology (BANTH) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Chinese(CHNS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Comparative Literature (CMLIT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Criminology B. A. (CRMBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Criminology B. S. (CRMBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Economics B.A. (ECLBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    Economics requires 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
  • Economics B.S. (ECLBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    Economics requires 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
  • English (ENGL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • French and Francophone Studies B.A. (FR BA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • French and Francophone Studies B.S. (FR BS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • German B.A. (GERBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • German B.S. (GERBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • History (HIST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • History (HSTBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • International Politics (INTPL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Italian B.A. (IT BA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Italian B.S. (IT BS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Japanese (JAPNS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Jewish Studies (J ST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Labor Studies & Employment Relations B.A. (LERBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Labor Studies & Employment Relations B.S. (LERBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Latin American Studies (LATAM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Law and Society (LAWSC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LAS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
    No transfer admission to Letters, Arts and Sciences except through the World Campus or campus locations.
  • Medieval Studies (MEDVL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Organizational Leadership (OL BA) Organizational Leadership (Start and Finish: World Campus)
    No transfer admission to Organizational Leadership unless student is an adult.
  • Organizational Leadership (OL BS) Organizational Leadership (Start at any campus and Finish: Altoona, Berks, New Kensignton, University Park, World Campus)
    No transfer admission to Organizational Leadership unless student is an adult.
  • Philosophy (PHIL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Political Science (PL SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.A. (PSYBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    Psychology requires 3 credits in introductory psychology, 3 credits in social or behavioral science, 3 credits in college level math, and 4 credits in statistics or statistics for psychology.
  • Psychology B.S. (PSYBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    Psychology requires 3 credits in introductory psychology, 3 credits in social or behavioral science, 3 credits in college level math, and 4 credits in statistics or statistics for psychology.
  • Russian (RUS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Russian Translation (RUS T) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Sociology B.A. (SOCBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Sociology B.S. (SOCBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Spanish B.A. (SPNBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Spanish B.S. (SPNBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Women's Studies B.A. (WS BA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Women's Studies B.S. (WS BS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.

THE COLLEGE OF NURSING

The College of Nursing

Penn State University Park:

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS): No transfer admission to Penn State University Park. The General Nursing option admits applicants as first year students only and is not available for transfer admission.

Penn State Commonwealth Campus Locations

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):(Start and Finish at: Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, or Worthington Scranton);
Available for transfer admission. Nursing requires 4 credits in anatomy, and 3 credits Physiology. Course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Deadline: November 30
Complete application materials must be recieved by November 30 in order to be considered for admission.

The Second Degree in Nursing (Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg):
Requires a BS or BA degree (with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and completion of all required non-nursing courses for the BS degree (with at least a C or better), including 6 credits of English composition and writing, 3 credits of speech communication, 6 credits of quantification (including statistics), sociology (or other social science), psychology, human development, nutrition, 6 credits of arts, 6 credits of humanities, and the following sciences with labs: chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.

Applicants should submit a School of Nursing application with transcripts, directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by November 30th. Please visit the College of Nursing website for more information.

Nursing (NURN) - for licensed RN's only (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, World Campus):
Requires a current RN License in good standing, associate degree in nursing or RN nursing diploma.

EBERLY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Eberly College of Science:
Majors in the Eberly College of Science may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

University Park: Applicants must meet the course requirements listed below to be eligible for admission to Penn State University Park.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses: all majors require 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry.

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASTRO) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 8 credits of calculus-based physics, 3 credits of general chemistry and 3 credits of calculus physics-based astronomy are required.
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (B M B) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 1 credit general chemistry lab are required.
  • Biology (BIOL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of biology concepts and biodiversity, 4 additional credits of biology and 3 credits of general chemistry are required.
  • Biotechnology (BIOTC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 1 credit general chemistry lab are required.
  • Chemistry (CHEM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 2 credits of general chemistry lab and 3 credits of organic chemistry are required.
  • Forensic Science (FRNSC): (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 6 credits of general chemistry, 1 credit of general chemistry lab are required.
  • Mathematics (MATHBA & MTHBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
  • Microbiology (MICRB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 1 credit general chemistry lab are required.
  • Physics (PHYS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 8 credits of calculus-based physics and 3 credits of general chemistry are required.
  • Premedicine (P M) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of basic biology concepts and biodiversity, 4 additional credits of biology and 3 credits of general chemistry are required.
  • Science (SCIEN) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry plus 2 of the following courses are required: 4 credits of general calculus or non-calculus based physics, 3 credits of chemistry or 4 credits of biology.
  • Statistics (STAT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.

PENN STATE ABINGTON COLLEGE

Abington College:
Majors in the Abington College may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State Abington.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than Penn State Abington will transition to Penn State Abington on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

  • Administration of Justice B.A. (AJAAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Administration of Justice B.S. (AJSAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • American Studies (AMSAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Art (ARTAB) (Start and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Biology (BIOAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of general biology, and 4 credits of general chemistry are required
  • Business (BSBAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or calculus are required.
  • Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, PK-4 (CEAED) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Lehigh Valley, University Park):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and no additional requirements.
  • Corporate Communication (CCBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • English (ENGAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • History (HSTAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Information Sciences and Technology (ISSAB) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Integrative Arts (IARAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychological and Social Sciences B.A. (PSSBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychological and Social Sciences B.S. (PSSBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Science B.S. (SCIAB) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
    4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of general biology, and 4 credits of general chemistry are required.

PENN STATE ALTOONA COLLEGE

Altoona College:
Majors in the Altoona College may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State Altoona.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than Penn State Altoona will transition to Penn State Altoona on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

  • Biology (BIOAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Business (BSBAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus required.
  • Communications (COMAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Criminal Justice B.A. (CJBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Criminal Justice B.S. (CJBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Elementary Education (EEDAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and no additional requirements.
  • English (ENGAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Environmental Studies (ENVBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Environmental Studies (ENVBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • History (HISAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Human Development and Family Studies (HFSAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Integrative Arts (IARAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Mathematics B.A. (MTAAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Mathematics B.S. (MTSAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Political Science (PLSAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.A. (PSCBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.S. (PSCBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Rail Transportation Engineering (RTEAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements
    .
  • Science B.S. (SCIAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.
  • Security Risk Analysis (SRAAL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements
    .
  • Visual Arts Studies (VAST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona):
    No additional requirements.

PENN STATE ERIE, THE BEHREND COLLEGE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College:
Majors in the Behrend College may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State Erie.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than Penn State Erie (Behrend) will transition to Penn State Erie (Behrend) on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

  • Accounting (ACNTG) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and 4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Arts Administration (ARTSA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Biology (BIOBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of introductory biology, and 3 credits of introductory chemistry are required.
  • Business Economics (BECON) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and 4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Chemistry (CHMBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Communication (COMBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Computer Engineering (CENBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of Calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of calculus-based Physics and 3 credits of introductory Chemistry.
  • Computer Science (CMPBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    8 credits of Calculus with analytic geometry, 3 credits of introductory programming, 3 credits of intermediate programming and either 3 credits of Biology or 4 credits of Chemistry with Lab or 4 credits calculus-based Physics.
  • Creative Writing (CWRIT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Economics (ECNS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Electrical Engineering (EE BD) (Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) (Start and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • English (ELISH)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Finance (FNC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and 4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • General Arts & Sciences (GAS):(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • History (HSTBD):(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Industrial Engineering (IESBD):(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies (IBE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and no additional requirements.
  • International Business (INT B)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and no additional requirements.
  • Management (MANGT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and 4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Management Information Systems (MISBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and 4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Marketing (MRKTG) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Mathematics B.S. (MTHBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    8 credits of Calculus with analytic geometry.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME BD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBD) (Start and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • Physics (PHYBD)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 8 credits of calculus-based physics, and 3 credits of general chemistry are required..
  • Plastics Engineering Technology (PLTBD) (Start and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • Political Science (POLSC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) (Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)
    4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics are required.
  • Psychology B.A. (PSHBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.S. (PSHBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Science B.S. (SCNBD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    No additional requirements.
  • Secondary Education, Mathematics (SECBC): No additional requirements.
  • Software Engineering (SE BD) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required and 8 credits of Calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of calculus-based Physics and 3 credits of introductory Chemistry.

PENN STATE BERKS

Penn State Berks:
Majors in the Berks College may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State Berks.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than Penn State Berks will transition to Penn State Berks on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

  • Biology (BIOBL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Business (BSBBL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
  • Communication Arts and Sciences (CASBL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Elementary and Kindergarten Education (EEDBL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and no additional requirements.
  • Global Studies (GLBST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Kinesiology (KINBL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME BL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
  • Professional Writing (PWRIT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology, Applied B.A. (APSYC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Science B.S. (SCIBL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Information Sciences and Technology (ISSBL) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Security and Risk Analysis (SRABL) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.
  • Theatre (THABL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks):
    No additional requirements.

PENN STATE HARRISBURG, THE CAPITAL COLLEGE

Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College:
Majors in the Capital College may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State Harrisburg.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than Penn State Harrisburg will transition to Penn State Harrisburg on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

  • Accounting (ACCT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • American Studies (AMSCA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
    No additional requirements.
  • Applied Behavioral Science (ABESC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Civil Engineering (CE CA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Communications (COMCL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Computer Science (COMP)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Criminal Justice (CRIMJ) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Electrical Engineering (E ENG): (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (E E T) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre):
    No additional requirements.
  • Elementary Education (ELEM) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and no additional requirements.
  • English (ENGCL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Environmental Engineering (ENVE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Finance (FINCE) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCA) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Information Systems (INFSY): (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LASCA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
    No additional requirements.
  • Management (MNGMT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Marketing (MRKT) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Mathematics B.S. (MA SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME CA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (M E T) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Political Science (PLSCA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.S. (PSYC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, Schuylkill):
    No additional requirements.
  • Public Policy (PUBPL) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Science B.S. (SCICA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Secondary Education, Social Studies (SESST) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and no additional requirements.
  • Security and Risk Analysis (SRACA) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Sociology B.S. (SOCIO) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.
  • Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology (SDCET) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg):
    No additional requirements.

THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Majors in the University College may be started at any campus and are completed at one of the 14 campuses comprising the University College. (The ending campus is noted with the transfer requirements.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than one of the University College college campuses will transition to the University College campus offering the program on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

The University College is comprised of 14 Penn State Campuses.

  • Administration of Justice B.A. (AJACC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Fayette, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre):
    No additional requirements.
  • Administration of Justice B.S. (AJSCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Fayette, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre):
    No additional requirements.
  • American Studies (AMSCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, Worthington Scranton)
    No additional requirements.
  • Arts Administration (ARACC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Lehigh Valley):
    No additional requirements.
  • Biology (BIOCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine)
    No additional requirements.
  • Business (BSBCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York):
    Requires College Algebra II (with analytic geometry) or a higher level math course.
  • Communication Arts and Sciences (CASCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, York):
    No additional requirements.
  • Communications (COMCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Corporate Communications (CCCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish:Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton):
    No additional requirements.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (E E T) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre):
    No additional requirements.
  • Elementary Education (EEDCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Lehigh Valley):
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and no additional requirements.
  • English (ENGCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York):
    No additional requirements.
  • Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette,, Mont Alto, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York):
    No additional requirements.
  • Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCC) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensignton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, York ):
    3 credits of Information, People and Technology, 3 credits of Organization of Data, and 3 credits of Networking and Telecommunication are required.
  • Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASCC)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.A. (PYACC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.S. (PYSCC)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington):
    No additional Requirements.
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSCC)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Lehigh Valley):
    No additional Requirements.
  • Science B.S. (SCICC)(Start at any Campus and Finish: Worthington-Scranton, York):
    4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry and two of the following: 4 credits of Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity, 3 credits of Chemical Principles, 4 credits of Mechanics, or 4 credits of Introductory Physics are required.

WORLD CAMPUS, PENN STATE ONLINE

World Campus, Penn State Online:
Penn State World Campus is the online campus of Penn State. World Campus offers majors that may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed through the World Campus, Penn State Online.(Unless otherwise noted.)

Learn more about World Campus, Penn State Online:

  • Advertising & Public Relations - Strategic Communications Option (AD PR) (Start and Finish at World Campus):
    Transfer into this option available at World Campus only.
    A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.
  • Business B.S. (BSBIC) (Start and Finish: World Campus):
    Requires college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or a higher level math course.
  • Criminal Justice (CRIMJ) (Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus)
    No additional requirements.
  • Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS): (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    Requires trigonometry or higher level math.
  • Labor Studies & Employment Relations B.A. (LERBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Labor Studies & Employment Relations B.S. (LERBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Law and Society (LAWSC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
  • Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LAS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.
    No transfer admission to Letters, Arts and Sciences except through the World Campus or campus locations.
  • Organizational Leadership (OL BA) Organizational Leadership (Start and Finish: World Campus)
    No additional requirements.
    No transfer admission unless student is an adult-learner.
  • Political Science (PL SC) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
    No additional requirements.
  • Psychology B.A. (PSYBA) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    Psychology requires 3 credits in introductory psychology, 3 credits in social or behavioral science, 3 credits in college level math, and 4 credits in statistics or statistics for psychology.
  • Psychology B.S. (PSYBS) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    Psychology requires 3 credits in introductory psychology, 3 credits in social or behavioral science, 3 credits in college level math, and 4 credits in statistics or statistics for psychology.
  • Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) (Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, Worthington Scranton and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    • Penn State Abington, Altoona, Berks, Harrisburg, Mont Alto and World Campus: 2.0 GPA, No additional requirements..
    • Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, and York: 2.5 GPA, no additional requirements.
  • Turfgrass Science (TURF) (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
    No additional requirements.

General Eligibility for Transfer Students: Associate (two-year) degrees