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Information for Eberly College of Science Undergraduate Majors, Entrance to College/Major Requirements, & Academic Advising; this directory is for the University Park campus.

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College of Science Entrance and Major Requirements for University Park Campus
Major Entrance to Major Requirements (ETM)
Recommended Academic Plans (RAP)

Create Your Own Academic Plan
Academic Advising Program Officers
Additional Advising Contacts
Online Syllabi & Course Descriptions
Entrance to College
Pre-Major
(SCIEN)

2.00 cumulative GPA
MATH 140 with a grade of C or better


Refer to RAP for intended major


Refer to contact for intended major


Academic Advising Center
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-863-3889

Refer to specific academic department
Astronomy & Astrophysics
(ASTRO)

2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
ASTRO 291
CHEM 110
MATH 140
MATH 141
PHYS 211
PHYS 212
(grade of C or better in all courses)

Computer Science option

Graduate Studies option
Dr. Jane Charlton


Undergraduate Studies

525 Davey Lab
Phone: 814-865-0419

Course Listing
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(B M B)

2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
CHEM 110
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
MATH 140
(grade of C or better in all courses)

Biochemistry option

Molecular and Cell Biology option

Ms. Anjuli Datta

Dr. James Howell


Program Contacts
Student Studies Office
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-865-5497

Online Course Syllabi
Biology
(BIOL)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
BIOL 110
CHEM 110
MATH 140
At least one of the following courses:
BIOL 220W, 230W, or 240W
(grade of C or better in all courses)

Ecology option

General Biology option

Genetics and Developmental Biology option

Neuroscience option

Plant Biology option

Vertebrate Physiology option


Dr. Richard Cyr

Ms. Barbara DeHart



Biology Undergraduate Advising
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-865-2329

Curriculum & Academic Information
Biotechnology
(BIOTC)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
CHEM 110
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
MATH 140
(grade of C or better in all courses)

Clinical Laboratory Science option

General option
Ms. Anjuli Datta

Dr. James Howell
Program Contacts
Student Studies Office
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-865-5497

Online Course Syllabi

Chemistry
(CHEM)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
CHEM 110
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
CHEM 113
CHEM 210
MATH 140
MATH 141
(grade of C or better in all courses and earned a combined grade point average of at least 2.50 in these courses)

 

There are no formal options within the chemistry major; the same requirements apply to all majors.  For students interested in concentrating in different subfields within chemistry the following academic plans are recommended:


Dr. Mark Maroncelli Undergraduate Chemistry Program
210 Whitmore Laboratory
Phone: 814-863-8234

Chemistry Undergraduate Academic Advisers
Courses
Forensic Science
(FRNSC)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
CHEM 110
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
FRNSC 210
MATH 140
(grade of C or better in all courses)

Forensic Biology and Chemistry Tracks
Dr. Alyssa Bumbaugh

Dr. Jeni Smith


Academic Advising in Forensic Science

Program Office
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-867-2465


FRNSC Syllabi
Mathematics
(MTHBS, MTHBA)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
MATH 140
MATH 141
(grade of C or better in all courses)


Mathematics (B.A.)

B.S. Options

Actuarial Mathematics option

Applied and Industrial Mathematics option

Computational Mathematics option

General Mathematics option

Graduate Study option

Systems Analysis option

Dr. James Sellers

Mrs. Pat Schulte
Undergraduate Mathematics Office
104 McAllister Building
Phone: 814-865-7528
undergrad@math.psu.edu

Courses
Microbiology
(MICRB)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
CHEM 110
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
MATH 140
(grade of C or better in all courses)

Microbiology
Ms. Anjuli Datta

Dr. James Howell

Program Contacts
Student Studies Office
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-865-5497

Online Course Syllabi

Physics
(PHYS)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
CHEM 110
MATH 140
MATH 141
PHYS 211
PHYS 212
(grade of C or better in all courses)


Computational option

Electronics option

General option

Medical Physics option

Material Science option

Nanotechnology option

Dr. Richard Robinett
Undergraduate Program
104 Davey Laboratory
Phone: 814-865-7533
Courses

Premedical-Medical
(P M M)



Direct Admission to the Program


Refer to academic adviser

Dr. Ronald Markle
Undergraduate Admissions

Refer to specific academic department


Premedicine
(P M)



2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
BIOL 110
CHEM 110
MATH 140
(grade of C or better in all courses)


Premedicine (B.S.) *for prior to MCAT 2015*

Premedicine (B.S.) *for MCAT 2015 - students who entered Penn State in Summer/Fall 2012 and future*

Dr. Ronald Markle
Premedicine Major Academic Advising
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-863-3889
Refer to specific academic department
Science
(SC BS)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
MATH 140
At least two of the following courses:
BIOL 110
CHEM 110
PHYS 211
-or- PHYS 250
(grade of C or better in all courses)


General Science option

Legal Studies, Government Service, Public Policy option

Biological Sciences and Health Professions option

Archived RAPs

General Science option (Entrance to major pool 2010 and before)

Life Science option (Entrance to major pool 2010 and before)

Dr. Ronald Markle
Science Major Academic Advising
First Floor Ritenour
Phone: 814-863-3889
Refer to specific academic department
Science/Business
(SCBUS)

Direct Admission to the Program

Refer to academic adviser
Ms. Henriette Evans

Science BS/MBA Program Leadership

Undergraduate Admissions

Refer to specific academic department
Statistics
(STAT)


2.00 cumulative GPA
27.1 credits
MATH 140
MATH 141
(grade of C or better in all courses)



Actuarial option

Applied option

Biostatistics option

Computing option

Graduate Studies option

Co-op plus Biostatistics option

Dr. Linda Clark
Department Contacts
Undergraduate Student Secretary
326 Thomas Building
Phone: 814-863-3886

Statistics Undergraduate Advisers
Course Syllabi

 

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