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Science Journal Spotlight: Preprofessional Programs in the Eberly College of Science

8 June 2022

Issue 1 of the 2022 Science Journal is now available online. In this issue, we share the impact of several of the preprofessional and integrated degree programs in the Eberly College of Science. Here, we highlight several of these programs and related research and teaching efforts.


Tracy Langkilde photo as dean for the Eberly College of Science.

A Message from the Dean.

Verne M. Willaman Dean Tracy Langkilde provides an update on the college's strategic plan, capital campaign, and a new college educational initiative and recognizes two individuals whose leadership greatly improved preprofessional programs in the college.


Chris Palma

A note from our Guest Editor.

Guest Editor Chris Palma, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Students and Teaching Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, provides context for our theme.


premed students working in a lab

Better Health Care, One Student at a Time.

This feature article explores how the college’s prehealth programs help prepare students from across the University for medical school and beyond.


BS/MBA students on the floor of the NY Stock Excahnge

Applying Science to Business.

This feature article describes the college’s integrated B.S./M.B.A. program, which accelerates science students’ path to business professions.


Students in the master of biotechnology degree program process samples in the lab. Photo provided courtesy of Loida Escote-Carlson, Penn State.

Teaching Biotech Better.

After two decades of leading Penn State’s master of biotechnology degree program, Loida Escote-Carlson reflects on how ties with industry have helped the program’s students succeed. 

View the rest of this issue at the Science Journal web page.