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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State University Park

Begin date: Fall 2006
End date: Fall 2014


Undergraduate Certificate Program

Paul W. Shaffner, Director
108 Whitmore Lab
University Park
Phone: 814-865-5000

University Park


This certificate is intended to recognize the completion of course work during a study abroad experience with a science partner institution, allowing students to acquire a more global perspective on the study of science. Certificate completion will require a one-year (fall/spring) study abroad experience at a science partner institution during which the following course requirements are met: Completion of a minimum of 20 PSU-equivalent credits in science courses that can fulfill requirements for any of the College of Science major or minor degree requirements. Course equivalences have been pre-determined for some majors and some host institutions. Consultation with an academic adviser is recommended to ensure course choices.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE, a minimum of 26 credits is required.



Study abroad for one academic year at a science partner institution. Completion of at least six credits of courses related to host country and at least 20 credits of science courses that will meet degree requirements.

Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2006

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 11/10/2011



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