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COLLEGE PROFILE

Penn State University Park

University Park, PA

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Toxicology
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Engineering, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, geoscience
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerRequired
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty2,679
Part-Time Faculty387
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings7,381,564
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus3154
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Architectural Engineering, Master of Health Administration, Master of Music Education, Master of Accounting, Master of Applied Statistics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Pollution Control, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering, Master of International Affairs, Master of Geographic Information Systems
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Acoustics
  • Adult Education
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rural Sociology
  • Russian
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Vocational and Technical Education
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Acoustics
  • Adult Education
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rural Sociology
  • Russian
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Vocational and Technical Education
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