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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Program

Shirl Henry
111 Old Main
University Park
Phone: 814-863-0327

Penn State New Kensington, Penn State Shenango


Today's students, whatever their career path, will enter a workforce that's increasingly diverse. We need to prepare our students to respect non-American cultures and people so they gain an international outlook. The Certificate in IS is intended to provide students with a broad and deep understanding of this diverse world far beyond the General Ed requirements. Students will be better suited to face the challenges and enjoy the opportunities presented by others, both in and outside the United States, who come from a variety of nations and cultures. Students MUST earn a C or higher for all 12 credits. XXX497 Special topics, or Independent Study/Research 494/496 can be used to satisfy 400 level course, subject to approval by coordinator.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, a minimum of 12 credits is required.


INTST 100 or HIST 11
HIST 488 or INTST 497 or MGMT 461 or MKTG 445 or NURS 401
or NURS 464 or THEA 401 
ANTH 8 or CMLIT 108 or CMLIT 184 or ENGL 194 or HIST 2 or HIST 121
or HIST 144 or HIST 173 or IB 303 or LING 1
or MUSIC 9 or PSYCH 232 or RLST 1
or RLST 4 or RLST 101 or SPAN 131 or SPAN 131Y
or PLSC 3 or PLSC 14


No Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2011

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 04/05/2012



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