Penn State Hazleton, a 125-acre campus, has historic and modern buildings that stand side by side as well as a garden, a scenic overlook, and nature trails. The land, in Sugarloaf Township, had been the residence of local coal baron Eckley B. Markle before being purchased by Penn State in 1948. The name Highacres, as the campus is known, carried over from Markle’s day.
The campus serves a diverse population of students, both traditional and adult, who are from Pennsylvania, the United States, and other countries. Students can participate in sports teams for varsity, intramural, and club sports. Extracurricular clubs and organizations are available to serve the interests of students. The campus also has strong ties with the surrounding communities.
Penn State Hazleton offers baccalaureate and associate degree programs, as well as the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate programs. Students can begin their education at Hazleton and move on to the University Park campus or other appropriate Penn State campus in order to complete their degree. Check the links along the side for available academic programs.
RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PLANS
Recommended Academic Plans provide, in table form, the courses students might schedule semester by semester as they pursue a specific undergraduate degree. Each college or campus maintains Recommended Academic Plans for its own majors/degree programs. Links to these plans are on the Division of Undergraduate Studies website at: http://www.dus.psu.edu/semplans.htm. Questions concerning the Recommended Academic Plans should be directed to the college or campus involved or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.