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Transfer Requirements by Alphabetical Listing

A:Transfer Requirements

Accelerated Bachelor of Science/doctor of Physical Therapy (SPTAB)
Not available for transfer admission.
Accounting (ACCAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Accounting (ACCBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
Accounting (ACCT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg) (Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Accounting (ACCTG)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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.
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.
Acting BFA (ACTNG_BFA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

Information about Theatre audition requirements

Administration of Justice B.A. (AJACC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Dubois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional requirements.
Administration of Justice B.S. (AJSCC)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Dubois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional requirements.
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.
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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
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.
Agribusiness Management (AG BM)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Agricultural & 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.
Agricultural Sciences (undecided) (AG)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
American Studies (AMSAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
No additional requirements.
American Studies (AMSCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
American Studies (AMSCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, Worthington Scranton)
No additional requirements.
Animal Science (AN SC)
(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.
Architectural Engineering (A E)
Not available for transfer admission.
Architecture (BARCH)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires submission of portfolio and college transcript(s) between January 1 and February 15. Application deadline is December 31.

The five-year professional program leads to the bachelor of architecture degree and contains intensive academic studies in architectural and related subjects.

The major provides for the education of architects at the professional and preprofessional levels. This program prepares those who seek careers as practicing architects. It is also professional preparation for those entering related design fields. Graduates holding a bachelor of architecture first professional degree are eligible, after appropriate internship experience, for admission to the professional state licensing examination and subsequent registration as architects.

Information about Architecture Portfolio Requirements

Art (ARTAB)
(Start and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Art (ARTBA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Art Education (A ED)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio, 3 credits in general psychology and 9 credits in art or related areas and > 3.0 GPA.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Art History (ART H)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Arts Administration (ARACC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Lehigh Valley)
No additional requirements.

Arts Administration: Digital Media Option

Arts Administration (ARTSA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Asian Studies (ASIA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Astronomy and 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.
Athletic Training (ATHTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No direct transfer admission at University Park or at Penn State Campuses. Applicants who have 1 year or less of attempted college coursework and a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA may apply for admission to the College of Health and Human Development pre-major status (HHD_PreMajor) at a campus other than University Park.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Athletic Training.

B:Transfer Requirements

Biobehavioral Health (BB H)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 2 semesters of college biology in progress or completed at the time of application.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Biobehavioral Health.

Biobehavioral Health (BBHUC BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington)
Requires 2 semesters of college biology in progress or completed at the time of application.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Biobehavioral Health.

Biochemistry and 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.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMBBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Biological Anthropology (BANTH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: 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.
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
Biology (BIOAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
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.
Biology (BIOBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Schuylkill, Worthington Scranton, York)
No additional requirements.
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.
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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Biorenewable Systems (BRS)
(Start at Any Campus and Finish at University Park)
No additional requirements
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.
Business (BSBAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or calculus are required.
Business (BSBAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus required.
Business (BSBBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
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.
Business (undecided) (B A)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) 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.
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.
Business (undecided) (BCBUS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required.
Business (undecided) (CABUS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Business B.S. (BSBIC)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
Requires college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or a higher level math course.
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.

C:Transfer Requirements

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. 4 credits of college calculus 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.
Chemistry (CHMBD)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Chinese (CHNS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: 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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Civil Engineering (CE CA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
No additional requirements.
Communication (COMBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, York)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences B.A. (CAS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences B.S. (CASBS)
(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.
Communications (COMAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Communications (COMCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington)
No additional requirements.
Communications (COMCL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Communications (COMM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
Communications (Undecided): Available for transfer applicants with less than two (2) years of course work at another University or College. For University Park: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for all College of Communication majors.
Community, Environment and Development (CED)
(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.
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 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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
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.
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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Computer Science (COMP)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Corporate Communication (CCBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Corporate Communication (CCCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton)
No additional requirements.
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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.
Creative Writing (CWRIT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJAAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJABL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
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.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
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.
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CYAOP_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.

D: Transfer Requirements

Dance (DANCE_BS)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.
Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.
Digital Journalism and Media (DGJRM_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements
Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required.
Digital Multimedia Design (DIGMD)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Division of Undergraduate Studies (D U S)
Not available for transfer admission.

E: Transfer Requirements

Earth & Mineral Sciences (undecided) (EM SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
A minimum 2.5 GPA is 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.
Earth Sciences (EARTH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
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.
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.
Education (undecided) (ED)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

Education and Public Policy (EPP)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

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.
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.
Electrical Engineering (E ENG)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
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 Engineering Technology (E E T)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional requirements.
Electro - Mechanical Engineering Technology (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.
Elementary and Early Childhood Education (CEAED)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Behrend, University Park)
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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

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.
Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements. Available at World Campus only.
Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBS)
(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.
Engineering (undecided) (BCEGN)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required.
Engineering (undecided) (ENGR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: 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. 4 credits of college calculus are required. 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.
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.
English (ELISH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGCL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGL)
(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.
Environmental Science (ENVSC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Studies B.A. (ENVBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Studies B.S. (ENVBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
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.
Exploratory (Division of Undergraduate Studies) (D U S)
Not available for transfer admission.

F: Transfer Requirements

Film and Video (FILM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission to Film and Video.
Finance (FIN)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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 (FINCE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Finance (FNC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend) (Start and Finish: World Campus)
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.
Finance (FNCE_BS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Food Science (FD SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
4 credits of biology concepts and biodiversity, 6 credits of general chemistry plus 2 credits of general chemistry lab, and 4 credits of calculus.
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.
Forest Ecosystem Management (FOREM)
(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.

G: Transfer Requirements

General Arts & Sciences (GAS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
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.
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. (GSCBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
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.
Global and International Studies (GSBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Global and International Studies (GSBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Global Studies (GLBST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Golf Management (GHHD)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires verified golf hadicap of 12 or lower.
Graphic Design (GD)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires submission of design problem.

Information about Graphic Design application requirements

H: Transfer Requirements

Health & Human Development (undecided) (H H D)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (H P A)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPACA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPACC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto)
No additional requirements.
History (HISAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
History (HIST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
History (HSTAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
History (HSTBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Hospitality Management (HM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Penn State Campuses other than University Park: 2.75 GPA.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Hospitality Management.

Hospitality Management (HMBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
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.
Humanities (HUMN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional Requirements

I: Transfer 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.
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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
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.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (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.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (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.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (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, York and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (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, York 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.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISSWC)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)

Major Requirements

Penn State World Campus:
2.0 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, Worthington Scranton, York and Finish: University Park)

Major Requirements

Penn State University Park:
Not available for transfer admission
Penn State Commonwealth Campuses
Not available for transfer admission.
Information Systems (INFSY)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Integrated Social Sciences (ISOSC_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Integrative Arts (IARAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Integrative Arts (IARAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Integrative Arts (INART)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of Integrative Arts proposal.

Information about Integrative Arts application requirements

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.
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio 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.
International Politics (INTPL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
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.

J: Transfer 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.
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.

K: Transfer Requirements

Kinesiology (KINAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.

MOVEMENT SCIENCE OPTION: This option provides interdisciplinary scientific training in academic areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, movement neuroscience, psychology of physical activity, and sport history and philosophy to understand movement for prevention and diagnosis of chronic disease, rehabilitation and treatment, and/or theoretical study. Students are prepared for graduate study in many clinical fields including medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical assistant, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields.

EXERCISE SCIENCE OPTION: This option is a program of study in the science of exercise. This program offers Kinesiology background and applied experience in fitness assessment, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor skill development, nutrition and healthy living skills. Graduates will be able to scientifically assess fitness levels of individuals. Analyzing those assessments, graduates will then be capable of designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. Students in the Business Emphasis will select courses from a department list that will enhance their opportunity for graduate studies in Kinesiology related fields, Physical Therapy and Medical schools. The completion of the Exercise Science Option will enable graduates to compete for employment in the corporate fitness arena, private fitness clubs, cummunity-based fitness organizations, hospital and university settings or possibly to operate their own health and fitness company.

Kinesiology (KINBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.

EXERCISE SCIENCE OPTION: This option is a program of study in the science of exercise. This program offers Kinesiology background and applied experience in fitness assessment, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor skill development, nutrition and healthy living skills. Graduates will be able to scientifically assess fitness levels of individuals. Analyzing those assessments, graduates will then be capable of designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. Students in the Business Emphasis will select courses from a department list that will enhance their opportunity for graduate studies in Kinesiology related fields, Physical Therapy and Medical schools. The completion of the Exercise Science Option will enable graduates to compete for employment in the corporate fitness arena, private fitness clubs, cummunity-based fitness organizations, hospital and university settings or possibly to operate their own health and fitness company.

Kinesiology (KINCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.

EXERCISE SCIENCE OPTION: This option is a program of study in the science of exercise. This program offers Kinesiology background and applied experience in fitness assessment, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor skill development, nutrition and healthy living skills. Graduates will be able to scientifically assess fitness levels of individuals. Analyzing those assessments, graduates will then be capable of designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. Students in the Business Emphasis will select courses from a department list that will enhance their opportunity for graduate studies in Kinesiology related fields, Physical Therapy and Medical schools. The completion of the Exercise Science Option will enable graduates to compete for employment in the corporate fitness arena, private fitness clubs, cummunity-based fitness organizations, hospital and university settings or possibly to operate their own health and fitness company.

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 October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Kinesiology.

APPLIED EXERCISE AND HEALTH OPTION: This option provides applied interdisciplinary training in the foundations of the scientific understanding of exercise and health through the lifespan. Students identify one of two areas of emphasis that are certification-based and practice-oriented: (a) courses and practical experiences directed toward certification by organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or (b) a series of courses and student teaching leading to teacher certification. In order to qualify for the teacher certification track, students must meet the requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). PDE requirements can be found at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/kines/undergraduate/physical-health-education. The completion of the Applied Exercise and Health Option will prepare students to work in the private or corporate fitness arenas, community-based fitness organizations, and university or hospital settings, or be Pennsylvania certified in health and physical education (K-12) and secure teaching positions in public or private schools.

MOVEMENT SCIENCE OPTION: This option provides interdisciplinary training that utilizes movement for diagnosis, rehabilitation, and/or theoretical study. Course work is designed to help prepare graduates for a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields. The option can also prepare students for graduate studies in the health professions. Students may select supporting courses that will fulfill requirements for advanced study in scientific disciplines and a variety of professional areas such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and physician's assistant.

L: Transfer Requirements

Labor and Employment Relations B.A. (LBEBA)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus):
No additional requirements.
Labor and Employment Relations B.S. (LBEBS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Landscape Architecture (LARCH)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires submission of an essay, and college transcripts between January 1 - February 15 to assure full consideration. Submissions after that date will continue to be considered until the class is filled.

The five-year Landscape Architecture program leads to a professionally accredited bachelor of landscape architecture degree.

Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.

Information about Landscape Architecture Transfer Requirements

Landscape Contracting (LSCPE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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) ( Start and Finish at World Campus):
No additional requirements. No transfer admission to Letters, Arts and Sciences except through the World Campus or campus locations.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton )
No additional requirements.
Liberal Arts (undecided) (BCHSS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Liberal Arts (undecided) (L A)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

M: Transfer Requirements

Management (MGMT)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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 (MNGMT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Management Information Systems (M I S)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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 (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 (MKTG)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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 (MRKT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg or Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
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.
Materials Science & Engineering (MATSE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Mathematics B.A. (MTAAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Mathematics B.A. (MTHBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Mathematics B.S. (MA SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Mathematics B.S. (MTHBD)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
8 credits of Calculus with analytic geometry.
Mathematics B.S. (MTHBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Mathematics B.S. (MTSAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
Medieval Studies (MEDVL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (METEO)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics 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.
Middle Level Education (MLVED_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

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.
Music B.A. (MUSBA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1.

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Music B.M. (MUSBM)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1. Information about School of Music audition requirements

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Music Education (MU ED)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires 3 credits general psychology, 3 credits developmental psychology, and credits in musicianship, theory, music history, or performance, and > 3.0 GPA. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1.

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Musical Arts (MUBMA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1.

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Musical Theatre (THRMT)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition. Information about Musical Theatre audition requirements

Information about Musical Theatre audition requirements

N: Transfer 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. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Nursing (for Rn's Only) (NURN_BSN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: 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.
Nursing (NURS_BSN)

Deadline: November 30th

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

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 a cumulative college GPA of 3.50 or higher in addition to 4 credits in anatomy and 3 credits physiology. Course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Nursing (second Degree Option) (NRSD)

Deadline: November 30th

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.

The Second Degree In Nursing

Campus Options:

(Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg):

Major Requirements

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.

Nutritional Sciences (NUTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

O: Transfer Requirements

Organizational and Professional Communication B.A. (ORPCM_BA)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational and Professional Communication B.S. (ORPCM_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational Leadership B.A. (OL BA)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational Leadership B.S. (OL BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Berks,World Campus)
No additional requirements

P: Transfer Requirements

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNG E)
Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State Campus and transition to University Park . (No Transfer Admission to Penn State 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.
Philosophy (PHIL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
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.
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.
Planetary Science and Astronomy (PASTR)
(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.
Plant Sciences (PLANT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
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 B.A. (PL SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (PLSAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (PLSCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (POLSC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.S.
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park or Start and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Premedical-Medical (accelerated Program) (P M M)
Not available for transfer admission.
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.
Professional Writing (PWRIT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
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.
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSMCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSMCC)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington or Shenango)
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.
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.
Psychology B.A. (PSCBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSHBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSYBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at 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.A. (PYACC)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill, York)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSCBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSHBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSYBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at 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. (PSYC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PYSCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill, York)
No additional Requirements.
Psychology, Applied B.A. (APSYC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements
Public Policy (PUBPL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.

R: Transfer Requirements

Rail Transportation Engineering (RTEAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Hazleton,Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional Requirements.
Risk Management (R M)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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.
Russian (RUS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

S: Transfer Requirements

Science (undecided) (BCSCN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Science (undecided) (SCIEN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry.
Science B.S. (SC BS)
(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.
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.
Science B.S. (SCIAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Science B.S. (SCIBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Science B.S. (SCICA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
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.
Science B.S. (SCNBD)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Science Business / M B A (SCBUS)
Not available for transfer admission.
Secondary Education (SECED)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

Secondary Education, Mathematics (SECBC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
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 (SRA)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York and Finish: University Park)

Major Requirements

Penn State University Park:
Not available for transfer admission
Penn State Commonwealth Campuses
Not available for transfer admission.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
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, Shenango, University Park, Worthington Scranton, York and Finish: Berks)
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, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York and Finish: Harrisburg):
No additional requirements.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAWC_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)

Major Requirements

Penn State World Campus:
2.0 GPA, No additional requirements.
Social Data Analytics (SODA_BS)
(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.
Sociology B.S. (SOCIO)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Software Engineering (SE BD)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend; Start and Finish at World Campus.)
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.
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.
Special Education (SPLED)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

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Statistics (STAT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Structural Design and Construction Engr Technology (SDCET)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants with 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. No transfer admission into any program in Smeal College for applicants who have completed 3 or more semesters of college coursework.
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.
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.

T: Transfer Requirements

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.
Theatre B.A. (THABL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Theatre B.A. (THRBA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

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Theatre B.F.A. (THRFA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

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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) (Start and Finish at World Campus):
Requires 3 credits in general chemistry.

U: Transfer Requirements

Undecided (division of Undergraduate Studies) (D U S)
Not available for transfer admission

V: Transfer Requirements

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.
Visual Arts Studies (VAST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.

W: Transfer Requirements

Wildlife and Fisheries Science (W F S)
(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.
Workforce Education and Development (WF ED)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

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World Languages Education (WL ED)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

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