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Get To Know Us by Major - November 8, 2017

The way your story unfolds is up to you. We're here to help you explore the Penn State degree that matches your life, expectations, and aspirations. We're happy to help high school Seniors understand our admission process or inquire about student services on campus.

Enjoy a light dinner while you mingle with current Penn State students, faculty, and fellow high school Seniors. Then visit one of our classrooms for a formal information session with an Admissions Counselor where you will learn about academics, application procedures, and student activities. You will also have the opportunity to sit with one of our faculty to learn more about their area of expertise and our programs at Penn State Brandywine.

Learn first-hand what it's like to be a Penn Stater by taking a student-guided tour of Penn State Brandywine! Led by Lion Ambassadors, campus tours offer a student's perspective on campus life and academics. Tours take approximately 45-60 minutes, so wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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Schedule of Events

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM:
Arrival & Registration (Check-In)

Check-in with Admissions staff to recieve an information packet, name tag, and a door prize! You will also recieve your application fee waiver card at the registration table.

Dinner (Dinner)

Enjoy a light dinner while you mingle with current Penn State students and fellow high school Seniors. 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM:
All About Penn State & How to Apply (Admissions Presentation)

Visit one of our classrooms for a formal information session with an Admissions Counselor where you will learn about academics, application procedures, and student activities.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM:
Business (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

*Learn more about our Business degrees at Penn State from our Brandywine faculty.*

The program combines up-to-date study in core disciplines such as accounting, management, marketing, economics, finance, and logistics with applied studies and internships in practical, real-world settings.

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program differs from many traditional programs in that it is based on "systems thinking" and study approach that prepares you not as a specialist in one functional area of business, but as a workforce participant equipped with multifaceted skills applicable to any number of business areas and situations.

The Brandywine campus offers three four-year degree options in Business: Accounting, Marketing and Management. In addition, you may be eligible for a five year BSB-MBA program in partnership with the School of Graduate Professional Studies at Penn State Great Valley. 

Communications (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

*Learn more about our Communications degrees at Penn State from our Brandywine faculty.*

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, students will emerge ready to begin a career in many exciting fields including: digital media, broadcasting, advertising, promotions, public relations, publishing, fundraising, and special events planning.

Our communications program addresses the rapid development of digital technologies and draws from the fields of communications, English, business, and information sciences. The Corporate Communications option can help you become a public relations specialist who can work anywhere in the world.

Engineering (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

*Learn more about our Engineering majors & minors at Penn State from our Brandywine faculty.*

With a firm grounding in fundamentals, the Penn State General Engineering degree with the Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (MDE) option embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective. It incorporates advanced coursework in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering design. This degree provides students with a broad foundation in engineering with specialization in engineering design.

A regional consortium composed of Penn State Abington, Penn State Brandywine, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies at Penn State Great Valley delivers the degree.

Students who minor in one of the following disciplines find the combination of subjects to complement an engineering focus: Engineering Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI), Information Sciences and Technology, and International Engineering.

Human Services & Psychology (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

*Learn more about our Human Services degrees at Penn State from our Brandywine faculty.*

Human Development & Family Studies: Human development is best understood by looking at the whole person, rather than from the narrow perspective of a single discipline. At Penn State Brandywine, you will focus on more than laboratory studies of development. Our faculty members teach students how people develop and change within the context they live in, how contexts vary by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and sociocultural location, and how interventions in these settings can promote growth and reduce problems in development.

Psychology: Understanding how people and animals relate to one another and the environment through their actions, thoughts, and emotions is an important part of scientific studies in society. The Psychology major at Penn State Brandywine is committed to improving educational practices, facilitating human performance in organizations, and promoting psychological health and social and emotional wellbeing. A psychology degree provides students with a foundation for work in law, medicine, social work, government, and business. The study of behavior allows students to apply life skills to their professions.

Information Sciences & Technology (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

*Learn more about our Information Sciences & Technology degree at Penn State from our Brandywine faculty.*

The Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology was created by Penn State, in consultation with Fortune 500 companies, smaller Pennsylvania companies, and the public sector, in response to a nationwide shortage of qualified professionals.

This program, by integrating computer systems, networking, information management, and software technologies, is intended to prepare you to design, develop, and administer information systems for business and industry.

Penn State Brandywine offers two options within the IST degree program: Software and Computer Systems, and Information Systems Applications and Integration.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
This option is focused on expanding the skills needed to develop advanced information technology systems using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. The emphasis is on providing the student with both knowledge in the design, implementation, testing and evolution of complex software systems as well as a set of project-oriented, team programming experiences.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION
This option is designed to prepare students to use information technology to realize a variety of system-based goals (e.g., reliability, accessibility, efficiency, etc.). It is focused on developing a theoretical foundation and the skill set needed for integrating information technology into different systems for the purpose of enhancing system performance. The emphasis is on providing the student with both the theoretical frameworks needed to use information technology as a system attribute as well as a set of application-oriented experiences and skills.

Science & Biology (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

*Learn more about our Science degrees at Penn State from our Brandywine faculty.*

Penn State Brandywine offers two Bachelor of Science degrees in biology that you can complete on campus. Students may also transition to University Park at the beginning of their junior year to complete their biology degree.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM:
Optional Campus Tour (Student-led tours)

Learn first-hand what it's like to be a Penn Stater by taking a student-guided tour of Penn State Brandywine! Led by Lion Ambassadors, campus tours offer a student's perspective on campus life and academics. Tours take approximately 45-60 minutes, so wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.