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College of the Liberal Arts

General Requirements

College of the Liberal Arts:

Majors in the College of the Liberal Arts may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website

College of the Liberal Arts: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

African American Studies (AA ST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
African Studies (AFRST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Anthropology (ANTH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Asian Studies (ASIA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Chinese (CHNS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park):
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences B.A. (CAS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Communication Arts and Sciences B.S. (CASBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Comparative Literature (CMLIT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Criminology B.A. (CRMBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Criminology B.S. (CRMBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Economics B.A. (ECLBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Economics requires 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
Economics B.S. (ECLBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Economics requires 3 credits in introductory macroeconomics and 3 credits in introductory microeconomics.
English (ENGL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
French and Francophone Studies B.A. (FR BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
French and Francophone Studies B.S. (FR BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
German B.A. (GERBA)
(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
German B.S. (GERBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park
No additional requirements.
Global and International Studies (GSBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Global and International Studies (GSBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
History (HIST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park or Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Integrated Social Sciences (ISOSC_BS)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
International Politics (INTPL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park, Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Italian B.A. (IT BA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Italian B.S. (IT BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Japanese (JAPNS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Jewish Studies (J ST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Labor and Employment Relations B.A. (LBEBA)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus):
No additional requirements.
Labor and Employment Relations B.S. (LBEBS)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park) (Start and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Latin American Studies (LATAM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Law and Society (LAWSC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Letters, Arts, & Sciences (LAS)
(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.
Liberal Arts (undecided) (L A)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Medieval Studies (MEDVL)
(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: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational Leadership B.A. (OL BA)
(Start and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Organizational Leadership B.S. (OL BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: Berks, World Campus)
No additional requirements
Philosophy (PHIL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.A. (PL SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Political Science B.S.
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park or Start and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Psychology B.A. (PSYBA)
(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. (PSYBS)
(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.
Russian (RUS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Social Data Analytics (SODA_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Sociology B.A. (SOCBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Sociology B.S. (SOCBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Spanish B.A. (SPNBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Spanish B.S. (SPNBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Women's Studies B.A. (WS BA)
Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Women's Studies B.S. (WS BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.