Pennsylvania Studies, Minor

Program Code: PASTU_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

The minor consists of 18 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level.

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
HIST 12History of Pennsylvania Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6-9 credits of the following:6-9
The Literature and Lore of Mining Keystone/General Education Course
The Amish Keystone/General Education Course
America in the 1960s: An Introduction Keystone/General Education Course
American Local History
Pennsylvania Government and Politics
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6-9 credits (at least 6 at the 400 level) in consultation with the Pennsylvania Studies adviser from among courses that focus substantially on Pennsylvania, including the following: 16-9
Independent Studies
Introduction to Labor and Human Resources Keystone/General Education Course
PLSC 130
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The City in Postindustrial Society

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Liberal Arts Academic Advising
Use the Liberal Arts Majors and Minors web page to see the contact information for the specific adviser(s) of this program


University Park

111 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802