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Data Sciences, Computational Data Sciences (DTSCE_BS)

Program Transfer Requirements:

Campus Options:
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park)

Major Requirements:
Not available for transfer admission.

Computational Data Sciences - This option focuses on the computational foundations of the data sciences, including the design, implementation and analysis of software that manages the volume, heterogeneity and dynamic characteristics of large data sets and that leverages the computational power of multicore hardware. Students in this option will take upper-level courses in computer science and related fields to develop the skills necessary to construct efficient solutions to computational problems involving Big Data.

General Requirements

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.

All College of Engineering majors require the successful completion of a 4 credit college calculus course for transfer consideration.

Applicants who have or will have completed no more than two full time semesters 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.

College Graduate requirements:

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

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Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website