Interdisciplinary Studies

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.
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.
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.
Anthropology (ANTH_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Asian Studies (ASIA_BA)
(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.
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 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.
General Arts & Sciences (GAS_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Behrend)
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.
Health & Human Development (undecided) (HHD_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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. (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.
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.
Jewish Studies (JST_BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional 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.

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.
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
Science Business / M B A (SCBUS_BS)
Not available for transfer admission.
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.
Strategic Communications (STRCM_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
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.