Alert Date to Accept Offers of Admission Extended to May 15

Penn State will extend its offer acceptance deadline from May 1 to May 15, 2024, for incoming first-year students enrolling in the summer or fall 2024 terms.
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Social Sciences

Anthropology (ANTH_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASBK_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASUC_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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.
Criminal Justice (CRIMJ_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg, World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJAAB_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJABK_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJBA_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CRMUC_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre. )
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJBS_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSAB_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSBK_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CRMUC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre. )
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.
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.
Direct transfer equivalency to PSU courses Math 22 and a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA

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 (DTSCE_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.

Earth Science and Policy (EARSP_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 4 semesters of work attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 4 semesters of work attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Economics (ECNS_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Behrend)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required. Suggested: 4 credits of financial/managerial accounting, 3 credits of microeconomics, 3 credits of English composition, 4 credits of calculus, and 4 credits of statistics.
Economics B.A. (ECLBA_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus.)
Suggested: 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.)
Suggested: 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
Enterprise Technology Integration, B.S. (ETCHI_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: University Park; Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus) 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.
Direct transfer equivalency to PSU courses Math 22 and a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA.
Enterprise Technology Integration, B.S. (ETICA_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Functional Data Analytics B.S. (FDTAN_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth Campus and Finish: Behrend) (Start and Finish at World Campus.)
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and no additional requirements.
Geography B.A. (GEOBA_BA)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)

Commonwealth Campuses: Less than or equal to 4 semesters of work attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

University Park: Greater than 4 semesters of work 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 4 semesters of work 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 4 semesters of work attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better.

University Park: GGreater than 4 semesters of work attempted, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better.

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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPAUC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto and Shenango)
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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCA_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSUC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth Campus and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Scranton, Shenango, York)
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. (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
Applicants who have completed three or fewer semesters of college coursework and meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State Campus and transition to University Park on completion of entrance to major requirements.
Direct transfer equivalency to PSU courses Math 22 and a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA.
Information Systems (INFSY_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
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.
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 )
12 credits of information sciences and technology.
International Politics (INTPL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
No additional 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.
Law and Society (LAWSC_BA)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Liberal Arts (undecided) (BCHSS_PMAJ)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Behrend)
No additional requirements.
Liberal Arts (undecided) (LA_PMAJ)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (POLSC_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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)
Suggested: 4 credits of college level calculus with a grade of C or better and 3 credits of a Quantitative Political Analysis class with a grade of C or better.
Psychological and Social Sciences B.A. (PSSBA_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Psychological and Social Sciences B.S. (PSSBS_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSCBA_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSHBA_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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)
Suggested: 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 Commonwealth 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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSHBS_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth 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)
Suggested: 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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PYSBK_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional Requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PYSBK_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional Requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PYSUC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, York)
No additional Requirements.
Public Policy (PUBPL_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Race and Ethnic Studies B.A. (RETHS_BA)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required as well as completion of at least 2 academic semesters from an accredited institution for review for admission at University Park. Applicants may apply directly to University Park after one year of college coursework (2 or more semesters). Applicants with less than 2 semesters from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 will be reviewed for a Commonwealth Campus.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSAB_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSUC_BS)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Hazleton,Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional Requirements.
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.
Direct transfer equivalency to PSU courses Math 22 and a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA.
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)
Suggested: 6 credits of information sciences and technology and 6 credits of security risk analysis.
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)
Suggested: 8 credits of college level calculus with a grade of C or better, 3 credits of a Quantitative Political Analysis class with a grade of B or better, and 8 credits of programming and computation classes with a grade of C or better.
Social Work (SOCWK_BSW)
(Start at any Commonwealth campus and Finish: Greater Allegheny.)
12 credits of social work.
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 Commonwealth campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.