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Penn State Altoona (4yr)

Altoona: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Accounting (ACCAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus required.
Biology (BIOAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Business (BSBAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
3 credits of either college algebra II (with analytic geometry) or college level calculus required.
Communications (COMAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Electro - Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona, Berks, 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)
(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

English (ENGAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Studies B.A. (ENVBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Environmental Studies B.S. (ENVBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
History (HISAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Integrative Arts (IARAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
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.

Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LASAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Mathematics B.A. (MTAAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Mathematics B.S. (MTSAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Nursing (for Rn's Only) (NURN_BSN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, World Campus):
Requires a current RN License in good standing, associate degree in nursing or RN nursing diploma.
Nursing (NURS_BSN)

Deadline: November 30th

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

Penn State University Park:

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):

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

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):
(Start and Finish at: Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, or Worthington Scranton);

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.

Nursing (second Degree Option) (NRSD)

Deadline: November 30th

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.

The Second Degree In Nursing

Campus Options:

(Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg):

Major Requirements

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.

Political Science B.A. (PLSAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSCBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.S. (PSCBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Rail Transportation Engineering (RTEAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAAL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.
Visual Arts Studies (VAST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.