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Computer and Information Systems

Computer Engineering (CENBC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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. Direct transfer equivalency to PSU course Math 140 (4 credits of college calculus with analytic geometry) and 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 (CMPAB_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
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 (CMPBC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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. Direct transfer equivalency to PSU course Math 140 (4 credits of college calculus with analytic geometry) and 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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Computer Science (CSENG_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Hazleton)
Direct transfer equivalency to Penn State courses Math 140 and Math 141 (8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry) and Physics 211 (4 credits of calculus-based physics - mechanics) is required. Additionally, 6 credits of college-level computer programming, and a minimum of a 2.60 cumulative GPA is also required for consideration.
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CAOAB_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: Abington)
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. (CAOBK_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: Berks)
No additional requirements
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CAOCA_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
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CAOUC_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: Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allgheny, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Shenango or York)
No additional requirements
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CAOWC_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
2.0 GPA, No additional requirements
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations B.S. (CYAOP_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants 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 additional requirements
Data Sciences, Applied Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants 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 additional requirements

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 Commonwealth 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 Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.
Digital Multimedia Design (DIGMD_BDES)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Enterprise Technology Integration, B.S. (ETCHI_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants 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 additional requirements
Human-Centered Design and Development, B.S (HCDCA_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. (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. (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. (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 Commonwealth Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Information Technology B.S. (ITSAB_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.

This degree is a new broad based technical and theoretical degree that will prepare students to implement and use information technology to realize a variety of goals within and between all types of organizations and businesses (e.g., reliability, accessibility, efficiency, cost reduction, and revenue enhancement). The emphasis is on providing the student with the theoretical frameworks needed to use information technology to solve problems while also providing a set of applied, real-world experiences. Students will acquire a broad set of skills across many areas of information technology, including programming and systems development, networking, databases, project management, and information security. Students will consider how the implementation of information technology in organizations affects social change and the delivery of information to the consumer. Upper-level course selections allow for specific advanced options including but not limited to application development, networking, cybersecurity, and business. Project-oriented, team-based projects that include significant writing and presentation components will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Application Development Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York. This option prepares students for the design and development of complex object-oriented programming and technical skills to succeed in a fast-paced development and operations environment.

Business Applications Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option prepares students to pursue careers in Information technology solving business organizational problems with an emphasis on the systems processes and business operations integration.

Custom Information Technology Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and York. This option provides the opportunity for students to pursue an approved information technology interdisciplinary or exploratory program of study.

Cybersecurity Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option will provide students with the knowledge and cyber defense skills needed to critically assess and respond to modern information security threats. They will be prepared to protect information infrastructure and data from attacks and unauthorized access.

Networking Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, DuBois, and Mont Alto. This option prepares students to pursue careers in the design, development, and support of complex networks and networking infrastructure.

Security and Risk Analysis Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, and Schuylkill. This option prepares students to address the current and emerging security and risk challenges that face individuals, organizations and our nation, over a variety of domains including national/homeland security, emergency and disaster management, law and crime, and enterprise risk management.

Information Technology B.S. (ITSAL_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: Altoona):
No additional requirements.

This degree is a new broad based technical and theoretical degree that will prepare students to implement and use information technology to realize a variety of goals within and between all types of organizations and businesses (e.g., reliability, accessibility, efficiency, cost reduction, and revenue enhancement). The emphasis is on providing the student with the theoretical frameworks needed to use information technology to solve problems while also providing a set of applied, real-world experiences. Students will acquire a broad set of skills across many areas of information technology, including programming and systems development, networking, databases, project management, and information security. Students will consider how the implementation of information technology in organizations affects social change and the delivery of information to the consumer. Upper-level course selections allow for specific advanced options including but not limited to application development, networking, cybersecurity, and business. Project-oriented, team-based projects that include significant writing and presentation components will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Application Development Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York. This option prepares students for the design and development of complex object-oriented programming and technical skills to succeed in a fast-paced development and operations environment.

Business Applications Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option prepares students to pursue careers in Information technology solving business organizational problems with an emphasis on the systems processes and business operations integration.

Custom Information Technology Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and York. This option provides the opportunity for students to pursue an approved information technology interdisciplinary or exploratory program of study.

Cybersecurity Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option will provide students with the knowledge and cyber defense skills needed to critically assess and respond to modern information security threats. They will be prepared to protect information infrastructure and data from attacks and unauthorized access.

Networking Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, DuBois, and Mont Alto. This option prepares students to pursue careers in the design, development, and support of complex networks and networking infrastructure.

Security and Risk Analysis Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, and Schuylkill. This option prepares students to address the current and emerging security and risk challenges that face individuals, organizations and our nation, over a variety of domains including national/homeland security, emergency and disaster management, law and crime, and enterprise risk management.

Information Technology B.S. (ITSBK_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.

This degree is a new broad based technical and theoretical degree that will prepare students to implement and use information technology to realize a variety of goals within and between all types of organizations and businesses (e.g., reliability, accessibility, efficiency, cost reduction, and revenue enhancement). The emphasis is on providing the student with the theoretical frameworks needed to use information technology to solve problems while also providing a set of applied, real-world experiences. Students will acquire a broad set of skills across many areas of information technology, including programming and systems development, networking, databases, project management, and information security. Students will consider how the implementation of information technology in organizations affects social change and the delivery of information to the consumer. Upper-level course selections allow for specific advanced options including but not limited to application development, networking, cybersecurity, and business. Project-oriented, team-based projects that include significant writing and presentation components will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Application Development Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York. This option prepares students for the design and development of complex object-oriented programming and technical skills to succeed in a fast-paced development and operations environment.

Business Applications Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option prepares students to pursue careers in Information technology solving business organizational problems with an emphasis on the systems processes and business operations integration.

Custom Information Technology Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and York. This option provides the opportunity for students to pursue an approved information technology interdisciplinary or exploratory program of study.

Cybersecurity Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option will provide students with the knowledge and cyber defense skills needed to critically assess and respond to modern information security threats. They will be prepared to protect information infrastructure and data from attacks and unauthorized access.

Networking Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, DuBois, and Mont Alto. This option prepares students to pursue careers in the design, development, and support of complex networks and networking infrastructure.

Security and Risk Analysis Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, and Schuylkill. This option prepares students to address the current and emerging security and risk challenges that face individuals, organizations and our nation, over a variety of domains including national/homeland security, emergency and disaster management, law and crime, and enterprise risk management.

Information Technology B.S. (ITSUC_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 )
No additional requirements

This degree is a new broad based technical and theoretical degree that will prepare students to implement and use information technology to realize a variety of goals within and between all types of organizations and businesses (e.g., reliability, accessibility, efficiency, cost reduction, and revenue enhancement). The emphasis is on providing the student with the theoretical frameworks needed to use information technology to solve problems while also providing a set of applied, real-world experiences. Students will acquire a broad set of skills across many areas of information technology, including programming and systems development, networking, databases, project management, and information security. Students will consider how the implementation of information technology in organizations affects social change and the delivery of information to the consumer. Upper-level course selections allow for specific advanced options including but not limited to application development, networking, cybersecurity, and business. Project-oriented, team-based projects that include significant writing and presentation components will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Application Development Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York. This option prepares students for the design and development of complex object-oriented programming and technical skills to succeed in a fast-paced development and operations environment.

Business Applications Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option prepares students to pursue careers in Information technology solving business organizational problems with an emphasis on the systems processes and business operations integration.

Custom Information Technology Option – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and York. This option provides the opportunity for students to pursue an approved information technology interdisciplinary or exploratory program of study.

Cybersecurity Option> – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and York. This option will provide students with the knowledge and cyber defense skills needed to critically assess and respond to modern information security threats. They will be prepared to protect information infrastructure and data from attacks and unauthorized access.

Networking Option> – This option is available at the following campuses: Abington, DuBois, and Mont Alto. This option prepares students to pursue careers in the design, development, and support of complex networks and networking infrastructure.

Security and Risk Analysis Option> – This option is available at the following campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, Lehigh Valley, and Schuylkill. This option prepares students to address the current and emerging security and risk challenges that face individuals, organizations and our nation, over a variety of domains including national/homeland security, emergency and disaster management, law and crime, and enterprise risk management.

Management Information Systems (MIS_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants 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 more than 2 semesters 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 Commonwealth 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.
Polymer Engineering and Science, B.S. (PES_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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.
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSMUC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRA_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants 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 additional requirements
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAAL_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: 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.
Social Data Analytics (SODA_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Software Engineering (SEBC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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.
Supply Chain and Information Systems (SCIS_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park) No transfer admission to University Park. Applicants 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 more than 2 semesters 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.