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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Using This Bulletin

This bulletin is intended primarily to provide users with Penn State academic information.

To browse the site, use the buttons across the top of the home page. For specific searches, use the search engines on the upper right of the home page or the Site Index (last button in the row across the top of the page).

For course descriptions, click the "University Course Descriptions" button (first on on the left on the home page) or use the Course Description Fast Path search engine on the upper right of the home page.

In the bulletin, the word Program refers to an academic program (majors, minors, and special programs). Search for academic program information by program category (associate or baccalaureate: two-year, four or more years), campus, or college with the buttons and links on the home page, or search for specifics with the site search engines.

The University-wide General Education requirements are explained under that heading on the home page.

Links to offices that may be useful to users are under the "Additional Resources" heading on the home page.

At the upper right edge of the home page, you may access searches for Penn State individual and department directories, link to the Penn State home page, or access another Web browser.

The site follows conventional navigation practices, so once in secondary pages, users should be able to click through to find what they want.


The University Faculty Senate has responsibility for and authority over all academic information contained in the Undergraduate Bulletin.


Each step of the educational process, from admission through graduation, requires continuing review and appropriate approval by University officials. The University, therefore, reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations contained in this bulletin and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education.