The Eberly College of Science is the home of the basic biological, physical, and mathematical sciences at Penn State. We are one of ten colleges on this campus and offer courses and degree programs in the basic sciences at all levels, ranging from baccalaureate through doctorate. At the undergraduate level, we offer programs in the physical sciences (Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Physics), the mathematical sciences (Mathematics, Statistics), and the biological sciences (Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology) as well as programs of an interdisciplinary nature that unify many of these areas (Science, Premedicine, Forensic Science, Science BS/MBA). We are proud to be a vibrant scientific community that has emerged as a premier center of education and research. We are proud of our students, our alumni, our staff, and our faculty. We are the Penn State Eberly College of Science and we are making a difference in the world.
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Penn State, founded in 1855, is today one of the nation's leading public universities. With twenty-two locations, it is also one of the world's largest universities, enrolling nearly 70,000 students and employing about 4,000 full-time faculty members. The Penn State Alumni Association is the largest in the world, and, in fact, about one in every 700 persons in the United States is a Penn Stater.
Penn State is a comprehensive university with a mission of teaching, public service, and research. The University Park Campus, located near the center of Pennsylvania in State College, is the largest Penn State campus, with more than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students studying here each spring and fall. The undergraduate colleges of the University offer more than 180 baccalaureate degree programs, and the Graduate School has more than 125 approved fields of study. With more than $275 million spent per year on research activities, Penn State is widely recognized as one of the top research universities in the country.
In addition to academics, Penn State has a very successful intercollegiate athletic program and one of the largest intramural sports programs in the country. Also, the University Concert Committee and the Artist Series ensure that the University community has an abundance of top entertainment in the form of theater, dance, music, and art.
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The Smeal College of Business offers degree programs for students of all levels: undergraduate and MBA students, working professionals, and executives. Our MBA program is internationally ranked. We're part of one of the most recognized education brands in the world. And our alumni network stretches around the globe, opening doors for thousands of Penn State graduates from Boston to Bangalore. At Smeal we offer a top-notch business education with one deciding factor—attention on you. We keep your class sizes small. You'll build one-on-one relationships with alumni advisors from the world's top companies, and have career coaches with the experience and perspective to help you thrive. It's the kind of intense personal attention that polishes talent, maximizes potential, and fuels confidence. Along with our focus on core business fundamentals, we have pioneered many innovations including a year-long course in leadership communication skills as a fundamental element of our MBA. This innovative curriculum gives you both the knowledge to choose the right path, and the people skills to lead others along it.
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