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Eberly College of Science

General Requirements

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.

Eberly College of Science: Baccalaureate Transfer 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.
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.
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.
Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.
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 B.A. (MTHBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Mathematics B.S. (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.
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.
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.
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 Business / M B A (SCBUS)
Not available for transfer admission.
Statistics (STAT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.