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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!

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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.

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A word from Dean 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

Owen Chase is the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State’s 2022 spring commencement ceremony.

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Chase named Eberly's student marshal for spring 2022 commencement

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Piper Jones selected as Eberly College of Science’s fall 2021 student marshal

Scholarship rewards U.S. undergraduates studying in select STEM fields.

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Two Penn Staters selected for competitive national Goldwater Scholarship