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Office for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate resources and information

Our office is here to support future and current Eberly College of Science undergraduate students navigate admission, pre-major status in the college, entrance into one of our many majors or minors, and finally to celebrate with graduation and commencement. We connect students with advisors, provide information on policies and procedures, and sponsor programs and student organizations meant to support all of our undergraduate students. Our goal is to provide all life, physical, and mathematical sciences students with access to science engagement experiences and to ensure that all our students have the tools they need to succeed in the college.

Undergraduate policies and procedures

Here are the most common University and College policies students contact our office about for more information.

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Interdisciplinary majors

The Science BS, the Science BS / MBA program, the Pre-medicine degree, and the accelerated Pre-medical / medical program are interdisciplinary programs managed by our office.

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Prehealth advising at Penn State

Our Science and prehealth advising center in Ritenour is open to students across the University interested in learning more about applying to medical school and related professional schools.

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Take a professor to lunch

This program is designed for students to get to know faculty outside of the classroom. We encourage students to invite a faculty member to lunch on us!

Chris Palma talking to students during the college Welcome Day event.

Office of Science Engagement

Learn about your options abroad as a science student, prepare for career related experiences, including resume tips and more, and learn about finding undergraduate research opportunities.

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Graduation and commencement

We invite all graduating Eberly College of Science students to join us for commencement in August, December, and May.

New Penn State graduates at the Eberly College of Science commencement reception.
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A word from Chris Palma

As a proud alumnus of the college, I enjoy my role helping students find their best path through the college to graduation and beyond. We have a great team of faculty and staff in Ritenour Building who share the common goal of helping students find success in achieving their goals. We welcome all students in the college to make use of the student collaborative center in the lower level of Ritenour that was designed and built for you.

Undergraduate spotlight

Biology and music performance major Bryan Manzano will be honored as student marshal for the Penn State Eberly College of Science.

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Bryan Manzano selected as Eberly College of Science Spring 2023 student marshal

Penn State math major Massey provided voiceover work to a self-guided walking app created by the Center for the Performing Arts.

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Math major Jonathan Massey finds creative experience as part of 200 Acres app

Two Eberly undergraduates will speak at the ENVISION STEM career day in Feb 2023.

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Two undergraduates to speak at ENVISION: STEM Career Day Supporting Young Women