Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Penn State University

BIOLOGICAL (LIFE) SCIENCES

Biological (Life) Sciences: Baccalaureate 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.
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.
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.
Premedical-Medical (accelerated Program) (P M M)
Not available for transfer admission.
Plant Sciences (PLANT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Nutritional Sciences (NUTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
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.
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 (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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biology (BIOCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Schuylkill, Worthington Scranton, York)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
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 (BIOAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
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
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.
Biological Anthropology (BANTH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMBBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
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.