Transfer Requirements by Alphabetical Listing

A: Transfer Requirements


Accounting (ACCAB_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Accounting (ACCBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
Accounting (ACCT_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg) (Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Accounting (ACCTG_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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_BS)
(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.

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Administration of Justice B.A. (AJAUC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Dubois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional requirements.
Administration of Justice B.S. (AJSUC_BS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Dubois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional requirements.
Advertising & Public Relations (ADPR_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission to Advertising/Public Relations at University Park or Commonwealth Campuses.
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

African American Studies (AAST_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
African Studies (AFRST_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Agribusiness Management (AGBM_BS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Agricultural & Extension Education (AEE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Agricultural Science (AGSC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Agricultural Sciences (undecided) (AG_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
American Studies (AMSAB_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington):
No additional requirements.
American Studies (AMSCA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
American Studies (AMSUC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, Scranton)
No additional requirements.
Animal Science (ANSC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Anthropology (ANTH_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Architectural Engineering (AE_BAE)
Not available for transfer admission.
Architectural Engineering is not available to any transfer student, even those admitted to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR).
Architecture (BARCHBARCH)
(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.

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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.

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

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Art B.F.A. (ARBFA_BFA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Art Education (AED_BS)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio, and > 3.0 GPA

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

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

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Arts Administration (ARTSA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Asian Studies (ASIA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO_BS)
(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.

B: Transfer Requirements


Biobehavioral Health (BBH_BS)
(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 (BBHCA BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
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 (BMB_BS)
(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 (BMBBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Biological Engineering (BE_BS)
(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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Biology (BIOAB_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOBD_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOCA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOL_BS)
(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 (BIOUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Schuylkill, Scranton, York)
No additional requirements.
Biomedical Engineering (BME_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Biorenewable Systems (BRS_BS)
(Start at Any Campus and Finish at University Park)
No additional requirements
Biotechnology (BIOTC_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or calculus are required.
Business (BSBAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus required.
Business (BSBBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
Business (BSBUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, York)
Requires College Algebra II (with analytic geometry) or a higher level math course.
Business (undecided) (BA_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) Applicants who have less than 19 credits of completed college course work 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_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required.
Business B.S. (BSBIC_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
Requires college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or a higher level math course.
Business Economics (BECON_BS)
(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 (CHE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Chemistry (CHEM_BS)
(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 (CHMBC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Chinese (CHNS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Civil Engineering (CE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Civil Engineering (CECA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
No additional requirements.
Communication (COMBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASBK_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASUC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, York)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences B.A. (CAS_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences B.S. (CASBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Communications (COMAL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Communications (COMCA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Communications (COMM_PMAJ)
(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.
Communications (COMUC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington)
No additional requirements.
Community, Environment and Development (CED_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Comparative Literature (CMLIT_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Computer Engineering (CENBC_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Computer Science (CMPBC_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Computer Science (COMP_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Corporate Communication (CCBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Corporate Communication (CCUC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, York)
No additional requirements.
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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_BFA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice (CRIMJ_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg, World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJAAB_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJABK_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSAB_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Criminology B.A. (CRMBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Criminology B.S. (CRMBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CAOAL_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Shenango, University Park, York and Finish: Altoona)
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


Data Sciences, Applied Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.

Applied Data Sciences - This option focuses on the principles, methods, and tools for assembly, validation, organization, analysis, visualization, and interpretation of large and heterogeneous data, to support data-driven discovery and decision making, with emphasis on addressing pressing scientific, organizational, and societal challenges. A combination of required and elective courses provides students with the training and skills needed to develop advanced tools and domain-specific analyses that yield actionable knowledge from data. This option also provides critical analytical skills needed to assess the benefits and limitations of data analytics across a broad range of applications.

Data Sciences, Computational Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
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.

Data Sciences, Statistical Modeling Data Sciences (DTSCS_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.

Statistical Modeling Data Sciences - This option focuses on statistical models and methods that are needed to discover and validate patterns in Big Data. Students in this option will take upper-level statistics and mathematics courses, learning to apply the theoretical machinery of quantitative models to the solution of real-world problems involving Big Data.

Digital Arts and Media Design (IDS_BDES)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Digital Journalism and Media (DGJRM_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements
Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.
Digital Multimedia Design (DIGMD_BDES)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS_PMAJ)
Not available for transfer admission.

E: Transfer Requirements


Earth & Mineral Sciences (undecided) (EMSC_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Earth Science and Policy (EARSP_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Earth Sciences (EARTH_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent)

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

Economics (ECNS_BA)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus.)
Economics requires 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
Economics B.S. (ECLBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus.)
Economics requires 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
Education (undecided) (ED_PMAJ)
(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_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

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET_BS)
(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 (EE_BS)
(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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Electrical Engineering (EEBC_BS)
(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 (EENG_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Electro - Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Fayette, New Kensington, York)
A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration. No additional requirements.
Elementary and Early Childhood Education (CEAED_BS)
(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_BELED)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Available at World Campus only.
Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Available at World Campus only.
Energy Engineering (ENENG_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent) 

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

Energy, Business and Finance (EBF_BS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admissions at University Park. Applicants who have less than or equal to 48 attempted credits, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent) may apply for admission to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences pre-major status at a campus other than University Park.
Engineering (undecided) (BCEGN_PMAJ)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required.
Engineering (undecided) (ENGR_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Applicants who have less than two semesters 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.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Engineering B. S., Applied Materials (GE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Dubois)
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.
Engineering B.S., Alternate Energy/Power Generation (GE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: 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.
Engineering B.S., Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (GE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Brandywine)
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.
Engineering Science (ESC_BS)
(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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

English (ELISH_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGAB_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGAL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGCA_BHUM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
English (ENGUC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, York)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Resource Management (ERM_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Science (ENVSC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Studies B.A. (ENVBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Studies B.S. (ENVBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent)

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

Exploratory (Division of Undergraduate Studies) (DUS_PMAJ)
Not available for transfer admission.

F: Transfer Requirements


Film and Video (FILM_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission to Film and Video.
Finance (FIN_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Finance (FNC_BS)
(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 (FDSC_BS)
(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_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
French and Francophone Studies B.A. (FRBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
French and Francophone Studies B.S. (FRBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

G: Transfer Requirements


General Arts & Sciences (GAS_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Geobiology (GEOBI_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent)

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

Geography B.A. (GEOBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Geography B.S. (GEOBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Geosciences B.A. (GSCBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Geosciences B.S. (GSCBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent)

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

German B.A. (GERBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
German B.S. (GERBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park
No additional requirements.
Global and International Studies (GSBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Global and International Studies (GSBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Global Studies (GLBST_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Golf Management (GHHD_NODEG)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires verified golf hadicap of 12 or lower.
Graphic Design (GD_BDES)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about Graphic Design application requirements

H: Transfer Requirements


Health & Human Development (undecided) (HHD_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPA_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPAUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto , Schuylkill)
No additional requirements.
History (HISAL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
History (HIST_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park or Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
History (HSTAB_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
History (HSTBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Hospitality Management (HM_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
University Park: 2.5 GPA. Penn State Campuses other than University Park: 2.0 GPA.
Hospitality Management (HMBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Scranton, Shenango, York)
No additional requirements.
Humanities (HUMN_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional Requirements

I: Transfer Requirements


Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID_BS)
(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 (IE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Industrial Engineering (IESBC_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, and Finish: Abington):
No additional requirements.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISSBK_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISSCA_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, York and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISSUC_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, York and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensignton, 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_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
2.0 GPA, No additional requirements.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISTBS_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, York and Finish: University Park)
Penn State University Park:
Not available for transfer admission
Penn State Commonwealth Campuses
Not available for transfer admission.
Information Systems (INFSY_BS)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Integrative Arts (IARAL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Integrative Arts (INART_BA)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required and no additional requirements.
International Business (INTB_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Italian B.A. (ITBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Italian B.S. (ITBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

J: Transfer Requirements


Japanese (JAPNS_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Jewish Studies (JST_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Journalism (JOURN_BA)
(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 (KINBK_BS)
(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_BS)
(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_BS)
(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 Human Resources B.A. (LHRBA_BA)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus):
No additional requirements.
Labor and Human Resources B.S. (LHRBS_BS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Landscape Architecture (LARCH_BLA)
(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.

Information about Landscape Architecture Transfer Requirements

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.

Landscape Contracting (LSCPE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Latin American Studies (LATAM_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Law and Society (LAWSC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LAS_BA)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASAL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASUC_BA)
(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_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Liberal Arts (undecided) (LA_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

M: Transfer Requirements


Management (MGMT_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Management Information Systems (MIS_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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 (MISBC_BS)
(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_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg or Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Marketing (MRKTG_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent)

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, along with a combined GPA of 2.5 of the follow eight entrance to major courses; 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (MATH 140 & MATH 141 equivalents), 2-3 credits of Matrices (Math 220 equivalent), 3 credits of general chemistry (CHEM110 equivalent), and 8 credits of Physics (PHYS 211 and PHYS212 equivalents).

Mathematics B.A. (MTAAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Mathematics B.A. (MTHBA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Mathematics B.S. (MASC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Mathematics B.S. (MTHBC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
8 credits of Calculus with analytic geometry.
Mathematics B.S. (MTHBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Mathematics B.S. (MTSAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Mechanical Engineering (ME_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Mechanical Engineering (MEBC_BS)
(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 (MEBK_BS)
(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 (MECA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBC_BS)
(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_BA)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (METEO_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent)

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

Microbiology (MICRB_BS)
(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 (MNGE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 48 credits attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Music B.A. (MUSBA_BA)
(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_BMA)
(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 (MUED_BME)
(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_BMA)
(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_BFA)
(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 (NUCE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) 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. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Nursing (for Rn's Only) (NURN_BSN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Fayette, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, World Campus):
Requires a current RN License in good standing, associate degree in nursing or RN nursing diploma.
Nursing (NURS_BSN)
Penn State University Park: No Transfer Admission
(Start and Finish at: Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill or Scranton)
Penn State University Park:
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:
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.
Deadline: November 30, 2018

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

Nursing (second Degree Option) (NRSD_NODEG)
(Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg)
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.
Deadline: November 30, 2018

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.

College of Nursing Second Degree Program

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

Students interested in the Nutrition and Dietetics Option, courses transferred need to meet accreditation requirements. Students should refer to the Program Completion Requirements and/or program contact Mary Dean Coleman Kelly (mdc15@psu.edu)

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: Berks; World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational Leadership B.A. (OLBA_BA)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational Leadership B.S. (OLBS_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Berks, World Campus)
No additional requirements

P: Transfer Requirements


Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admissions at University Park. Applicants who have less than or equal to 48 attempted credits, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent) may apply for admission to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences pre-major status at a campus other than University Park.
Philosophy (PHIL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Physics (PHYBC_BS)
(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_BS)
(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_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Plastics Engineering Technology (PLTBC_BS)
(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. (PLSAL_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (PLSC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus.)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (PLSCA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (POLSC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.S. (PLSBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park or Start and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Premedical-Medical (accelerated Program) (PMM_BS)
Not available for transfer admission.
Premedicine (PM_BS)
(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 Photography (PHOTO_BDES)
Start and Finish at University Park
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about Professional Photography application requirements

Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSMUC_BS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre or York
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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Psychological and Social Sciences B.S. (PSSBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSCBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSHBA_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSYBA_BA)
(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. (PYAUC_BA)
Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, York)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSCBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSHBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSYBS_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PYSUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, York)
No additional Requirements.
Psychology, Applied B.A. (APSYC_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements
Public Policy (PUBPL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.

R: Transfer Requirements


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

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Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSAB_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Hazleton,Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional Requirements.
Risk Management (RM_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.

S: Transfer Requirements


Science (undecided) (BCSCN_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Science (undecided) (SCIEN_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires 8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry.
Science B.S. (SCBS_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_BS)
(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_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Science B.S. (SCIBK_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Science B.S. (SCICA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Science B.S. (SCIUC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: 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. (SCNBC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Science Business / M B A (SCBUS_BS)
Not available for transfer admission.
Secondary Education (SECED_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.

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Secondary Education, Mathematics (SECBC_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Secondary Education, Social Studies (SESSTBSOSC)
(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_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Shenango, York and Finish: University Park)
Penn State University Park:
Not available for transfer admission
Penn State Commonwealth Campuses
Not available for transfer admission.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRABK_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Shenango, York and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRACA_BS)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Shenango, York and Finish: Harrisburg):
No additional requirements.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAWC_BS)
(Start and Finish: 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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Sociology B.S. (SOCBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Sociology B.S. (SOCIO_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Software Engineering (SEBC_BS)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Spanish B.S. (SPNBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Special Education (SPLED_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

Statistics (STAT_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Strategic Communications (STRCM_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements
Structural Design and Construction Engr Technology (SDCET_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Supply Chain and Information Systems (SCIS_BS)
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 29 or more credits 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 (SURE_BS)
(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. A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration. No additional requirements.
Important Dates

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

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. (THRBA_BA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

Information about Theatre audition requirements

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

Information about Theatre audition requirements

Toxicology (TOX_BS)
(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_BS)
(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) (DUS_PMAJ)
Not available for transfer admission

V: Transfer Requirements


Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBSC_BS)
(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_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.

W: Transfer Requirements


Wildlife and Fisheries Science (WFS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Women's Studies B.A. (WSBA_BA)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Women's Studies B.S. (WSBS_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Workforce Education and Development (WFED_BS)
(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.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

World Languages Education (WLED_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

Writing and Digital Media B.A. (PWRIT_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.