Business, B.S. (University College)

Program Code: BSBUC_BS

Entrance To Major

Completion of MATH 22 or MATH 40, MATH 41, MATH 110, MATH 140.

Degree Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science degree in Business, a minimum of 120 credits is required, 15 of which must be at the 400 level:

Requirement Credits
General Education 45
Electives 10
Requirements for the Major 77

12 of the 45 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 6 credits
  • Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 6 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 6 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 9 credits

Integrative Studies (may also complete a Knowledge Domain requirement)

  • Inter-Domain or Approved Linked Courses: 6 credits

University Degree Requirements

First Year Engagement

All students enrolled in a college or the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park, and the World Campus are required to take 1 to 3 credits of the First-Year Seminar, as specified by their college First-Year Engagement Plan.

Other Penn State colleges and campuses may require the First-Year Seminar; colleges and campuses that do not require a First-Year Seminar provide students with a first-year engagement experience.

First-year baccalaureate students entering Penn State should consult their academic adviser for these requirements.

Cultures Requirement    

6 credits are required and may satisfy other requirements

  • United States Cultures: 3 credits
  • International Cultures: 3 credits

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 120 degree credits must be earned for a baccalaureate degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

The college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Common Requirements for the Major (All Options)

Prescribed Courses
ACCTG 211Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
ECON 104Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
MIS 204Introduction to Management Information Systems3
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
BA 321Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals3
BA 322Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals3
BA 420Preparation for Career Management1
BA 421Project Management3
BA 4223
FIN 301Corporation Finance3
IB 303International Business Operations3
MGMT 301Basic Management Concepts3
MKTG 301Principles of Marketing3
SCM 301Supply Chain Management3
Additional Courses
BA 241
BA 242
Legal Environment of Business
and Social and Ethical Environment of Business
4
or BA 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
MATH 110Techniques of Calculus I Keystone/General Education Course4
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
SCM 200Introduction to Statistics for Business Keystone/General Education Course4
or STAT 200 Elementary Statistics Keystone/General Education Course
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
BA 495ABusiness Internship3-6
or BA 495B Undergraduate Research in Business
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 0-3 credits from 400-level business courses from: ACCTG, BA, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, RM, or SCM0-3
Requirements for the Option
Requirements for the Option: Require a grade of C or better
Select an option18

Requirements for the Option

Accounting Option (18 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, York

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ACCTG 404Managerial Accounting: Economic Perspective3
ACCTG 471Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCTG 472Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ACCTG 403Auditing3
or ACCTG 403W Auditing
ACCTG 405Principles of Taxation I3
or FINSV 411
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits of 400-level courses from: ACCTG, BA, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, RM, or SCM3
Entrepreneurship Option (18 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Altoona, World Campus

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ENTR 300Principles of Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 320Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation3
ENTR 400Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CAS 352Organizational Communication Keystone/General Education Course0-3
or ENGL 419 Advanced Business Writing
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 to 9 credits of 400-level ENTR courses in consultation with your adviser6-9
Financial Services Option (18 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Berks, DuBois, Lehigh Valley, Scranton, World Campus

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
FIN 420Investment and Portfolio Analysis3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ACCTG 405Principles of Taxation I3
or FINSV 411
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 12 credits in 300 or 400-level (with at least 3 credits at the 400-level) from ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM12
Health Services Option (18 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Abington, Lehigh Valley, World Campus

Minimum 6 credits at the 400-level.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
HPA 101Introduction to Health Services Organization3
HPA 332Health Systems Management3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 0-3 credits of the following:0-3
Diversity and Health
Organizational Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Keystone/General Education Course
Science Writing
Advanced Business Writing
Employment Compensation
Work-Life Practices and Policies
Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology Keystone/General Education Course
Work Attitudes and Motivation
Leadership in Work Settings
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3-9 credits from 300 or 400-level HPA courses3-9
Select 0-6 credits of 300-400-level courses from ACCTG, BA, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MKTG, MIS, RM or SCM0-6
Individualized Business Option (18 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, York

Select 18 credits of study (with at least 3 credits at the 400-level) as submitted by the student and approved by the campus BSB Program Coordinator. A grade of C or better is required for all option courses.

Management and Marketing Option (18 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Schuylkill, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, World Campus, York

Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:0-6
0-6 credits from BA 250, ENGL 419, MKTG 220
Small Group Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Business and Professional Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Organizational Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Keystone/General Education Course
Supporting Courses and Related Areas 1
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits from 300 or 400-level MGMT courses3
Select 3 credits from 300 or 400-level MKTG courses3
Select 6-12 additional credits in 300 or 400-level courses from MGMT or MKTG courses6-12

Program Learning Objectives

Beaver, DuBois, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, York Campuses

Upon graduation BSB students will be able to:

  1. Effective Communication: Demonstrate the necessary skills and abilities to effectively communicate.
  2. Use Technology: Apply contemporary tools of information technology to include business software applications.
  3. Leadership and Teamwork: Apply leadership, team building, and project management skills.
  4. Global and Diverse Perspectives: Compare, contrast and differentiate the business environment of both their local community and the globalized world economy.
  5. Ethical Awareness: Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, social responsibilities and conflict resolution.
  6. Use Management Theory/Practice: Utilize and apply fundamental business concepts, principles and contemporary business practices.
  7. Data Analysis and Problem Solving: Recognize, analyze and solve business problems using quantitative and qualitative measures.

Brandywine Campus

  1. Graduates will develop written and oral communication.
  2. Graduates will be able to use contemporary information technology as tools to accomplish professional tasks effectively.
  3. Graduates will be able to effectively develop leadership, teambuilding and project management skills.
  4. Graduates will develop Life Long Learning Skills though active and collaborative learning and through an appreciation for continuing their education in formal and informal settings.
  5. Graduates will become familiar with unique business environments of their local communities and global business environment.
  6. Graduates will develop an understanding of Ethical issues, social responsibilities and resolutions to conflicts.
  7. Graduates will develop a basic foundation of business principals and a specialty related to a key business sector.
  8. Graduates will develop strong analysis and problem solving capabilities of organizational issues.

Shenango Campus

All graduates of the Penn State Shenango BSB degree program should demonstrate:

  1. Effective communication skills, both written and oral.  Students must:
    1. Present evidence-based arguments to defend their ideas, recommendations, and findings.
    2. Create effective and engaging presentations using appropriate technologies to include the use of spreadsheets, graphics, statistical software, project management software, and other software as needed.
    3. Communicate supportively and professionally to build positive interpersonal relationships and be able to engage with diverse audiences.
    4. Write effective business documents such as emails, reports, memo, letters, plans, and proposals.
    5. Adapt information for presentations across multiple media.
  2. Proficiency in common application software relevant to the business world.  Students must:
    1. Create professional business documents that are professionally formatted and edited using Microsoft Word or other comparable applications.
    2. Create Excel spreadsheets to include formulas, graphics, and functions.
    3. Create Power Point presentations that are appropriately formatted and use engaging elements.
    4. Create a Project Plan using Microsoft Project to be able to track progress, manage budget, and analyze workloads.
    5. Use Microsoft Access or other database programs to analyze and manage data.
    6. Demonstrate information literacy using Current, Relevant, Authoritative, Accurate, and Purposeful data sources and protocols. {Citation needed for CRAAP.}
  3. Decision-related skills to solve business related problems quantitatively, qualitatively, and creatively.  Students must:
    1. Create and interpret financial statements and use finance principles to diagnose the financial health of the enterprise and to make strategic decisions.
    2. Analyze, find, and apply primary and secondary market data to support their development of market analyses, SWOT, goals, strategies, and tactics.
    3. Use statistical tools to facilitate strategic decision making.
    4. Apply microeconomic principles such as supply and demand, market structure, profit maximization, and efficiency to real-world business challenges.
    5. Analyze qualitative data empirically.
    6. Develop novel and innovative solutions to business challenges.
  4. Leadership, team building, and project management skills.  Students must:
    1. Work collaboratively in teams to accomplish stated goals and objectives.
    2. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
    3. Apply leadership skills, theories, and behaviors to assignments throughout the BSB curriculum.
    4. Complete projects efficiently, effectively, and with given resources.
    5. Identify different corporate cultures and the implications of those differences on the effectiveness of the organization.
  5. Ethical behavior and social responsibility. Students must:
    1. Adhere to the academic integrity standards.
    2. Incorporate socially responsible solutions in their coursework and service activities.
    3. Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior and evaluate the impact of unethical behavior on society.
  6. High level application of business principles and strategies to succeed across global and diverse environments.  Students must:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of domestic and international markets.
    2. Create strategies that address the needs of diverse cultures in business settings.
    3. Create and apply an effective situational analysis and SWOT.
    4. Create and monitor the effective use of resources such as Human Resources, budget, supply chain, etc.
    5. Demonstrate financial literacy.
    6. Develop and evaluate a variety of plans including marketing, strategic, business, and financial.

Academic Advising

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

Beaver

Talha Harcar
Professor of Marketing
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-773-3892
tdh13@psu.edu

Brandywine

Julie Stanton
Associate Professor of Business
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1450
jvs11@psu.edu

DuBois

Laurie Breakey
Assistant Teaching Professor
171 Smeal Building
DuBois, PA 15801
814-375-4800
lhp5@psu.edu

Fayette

William Gardner
Assistant Teaching Professor
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
724-430-4245
wsg3@psu.edu

Greater Allegheny

Advising Office
Academic Affairs

101 Frable Building
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9140
GA-Academics@lists.psu.edu

Hazleton

Sherry Robinson
Associate Professor of Business
304 Pasco L. Schiavo Hall
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-450-3559
skr12@psu.edu

Lehigh Valley

Maung Min
Director of Business Programs
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-285-5117
maungkmin@psu.edu

Mont Alto

Hanafiah Harvey
Associate Professor of Economics
205 General Studies Building
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-6027
hhh10@psu.edu

New Kensington

Rujirutana Mandhachitara
Associate Professor, Business and Economics
Administration, 106
3550 Seventh Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068
724-334-6769
rum20@psu.edu

Schuylkill

Angela Brown
Program Coordinator
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-6080
amb536@psu.edu

Scranton

James Wilkerson
Assistant Teaching Professor
117 Business Building
Dunmore, PA 18512
570-963-2643
jmw831@psu.edu

Shenango

Georgia Macris
Lecturer
147 Shenango Avenue
309C Sharon Hall
Sharon, PA 16146
724-983-2942
gxm32@psu.edu

Wilkes-Barre

Theresa Clemente
Program Coordinator, Business
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9293
tmc12@psu.edu

York

Ali Kara
Professor of Business Administration
206 Grumbacher Building (GISTC)
York, PA 17403
717-771-4189
axk19@psu.edu

Abington

Tom Stone
Program Chair
1600 Woodland Rd.
Abington, PA 19001
215-421-0030
tws16@psu.edu

Altoona

Deborah K. Hommer
Assistant Teaching Professor, Business Administration
Penn Building, 223
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5265
dxh41@psu.edu

Berks

Sudip Ghosh
Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Gaige 324
Reading, PA 19610
610-396-6346
sxg38@psu.edu

World Campus

Undergraduate Academic Advising
301 Outreach Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3283
advising@outreach.psu.edu

Suggested Academic Plan

The suggested academic plan(s) listed on this page are the plan(s) that are in effect during the 2020-21 academic year. To access previous years' suggested academic plans, please visit the archive to view the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin edition (Note: the archive only contain suggested academic plans beginning with the 2018-19 edition of the Undergraduate Bulletin).

Beaver Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4ECON 1023
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5 
 16.5-17.5 15-16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114BA 2434
ECON 1043ENGL 202D3
MATH requirement3-4SCM 200 or STAT 2004
General Education Course3General Education Course 3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
 14.5-15.5 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 471*3ACCTG 432*3
BA 321*3ACCTG 472*3
MGMT 301*3BA 322*3
MKTG 301*3FIN 301*3
SCM 301*3IB 303*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 403*3ACCTG 405*3
ACCTG 404*3BA 422*3
BA 420*1BA 495A*6
BA 421*3Elective3
Elective 3 
 13 15
Total Credits 121-124

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4ECON 1023
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5 
 16.5-17.5 15-16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114BA 2434
ECON 1043ENGL 202D3
MATH Requirement or Elective4SCM 200 or STAT 2004
Management/Marketing Option Course*3General Education Course 3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
 15.5 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
Management/Marketing Option Course*3FIN 301*3
MGMT 301*3IB 303*3
MKTG 301*3Management/Marketing Option Course*3
SCM 301*3Management/Marketing Option Course*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
Management/Marketing Option Course*3Management/Marketing Option Course*3
General Education Course3Elective3
Elective 3 
 13 15
Total Credits 122-124

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Brandywine Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4ECON 1023
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 15-16 15-16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
MATH 1104SCM 200 or STAT 2004
MIS 2043BA 2434
ECON 102 or 1043FIN 301*3
General Education Course (GHW)3General Education Course 3
 17 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
MKTG 301*3IB 303*3
SCM 301*3MGMT 301*3
ACCTG 471*3ACCTG 472*3
ACCTG 405*3ACCTG 404*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 403*3BA 422W*3
BA 420*1BA 495A or 495B*6
BA 421*3ACCTG 400-level*3
Elective 3 
Elective3 
General Education Course3 
 16 12
Total Credits 122-124

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option, Marketing Focus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3ECON 102 or 1043
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 15-16 15-16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
MATH 1104SCM 200 or STAT 2004
MIS 2043BA 2434
ECON 102 or 1043MGMT 301*3
General Education Course (GHW)3MKTG 301*3
 17 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3IB 303*3
MKTG 330*3MKTG 300 or 400 level*3
MKTG 342*3MKTG 300 or 400 level*3
SCM 301*3MGMT (any 300 or 400 level with proper prerequisites)*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
MKTG 450W*3General Education Course (GHW)3
General Education Course3Elective3
Elective 3 
 13 15
Total Credits 122-124

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option, Management Focus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3ECON 102 or 1043
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 15-16 15-16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
MATH Requirement (GQ)3-4SCM 200 or STAT 2004
MIS 2043BA 2434
ECON 102 or 1043MGMT 301*3
General Education Course (GHW)3MKTG 301*3
 16-17 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3IB 303*3
MGMT 326*3MGMT 300 or 400 level*3
MGMT 321*3MGMT 341*3
SCM 301*3General Education Course3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
MKTG (300 or 400 level with proper prerequisites)*3General Education Course (GHW)3
MGMT 400 level*3Elective3
Elective 3 
 13 15
Total Credits 121-124

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

DuBois Campus

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
General Education Course3ECON 1043
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course - (GS) BA 100S preferred3General Education Course3
First-Year Seminar1 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114BA 2422
BA 2412ENGL 202D3
ECON 102 or 1043MATH 1104
General Education Course 3STAT 2004
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 15 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3BA 420*1
MGMT 301*3Business Elective*3
MKTG 301*3Business Elective*3
SCM 301*3Business Elective*3
 Elective 3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3BA 422*3
IB 303*3BA 495A*6
Business Elective*3Business Elective*4
Business Elective*3 
Elective 3 
 15 13
Total Credits 121

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Fayette Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 104 or 1023
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3CAS 1003
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
PSU 81General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 14.5 16.5
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
BA 2434ECON 102 or 1043
STAT 2004MATH 1104
MGMT 301*3FIN 301*3
General Education Course3General Education Course 3
 18 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3ACCTG 472 (Option Course)*3
ACCTG 471 (Option Course)*3BA 322*3
ACCTG 404 (Option Course)*3ACCTG 403 (Option Course)*3
SCM 301*3IB 303*3
Elective3MKTG 301*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
MKTG 422 (or other MGMT/MKTG 400 level Option Course)*3Elective3
Additional credits in option area*3 
Elective 3 
 13 12
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 104 or 1023
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3CAS 1003
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
PSU 81General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 14.5 16.5
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
BA 2434ECON 102 or 1043
STAT 2004MATH 1104
Elective3General Education Course 3
General Education Course3Elective3
 18 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3FIN 301*3
MGMT 301*3BA 322*3
SCM 301*3Additional credits in Marketing and Management courses - Option Area*3
Additional credits in Option area*3IB 303*3
Additional credits in Option area*3MKTG 301*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
Additional credits in Marketing and Management courses - Option Area*3Additional credits in Marketing and Management courses - Option Area*3
Additional credits in Marketing and Management courses - Option Area*3 
Elective 3 
 13 12
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Greater Allegheny Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15, ENGL 30, or ESL 153CAS 100, 100A, 100B, or 100C‡†3
MATH 110 or 140‡†4General Education Course3
General Education Course3ECON 1023
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 2412ENGL 202D3
BA 2422ECON 1043
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3STAT 200‡†4
ACCTG 2114Elective3
 14 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FIN 301*3BA 321*3
IB 303*3BA 322*3
ACCTG 471*3MKTG 301*3
SCM 301*3ACCTG 472*3
MGMT 301*3400-level Business Course*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*3-6
ACCTG 404*3ACCTG 405*3
ACCTG 403W3400-level Business Course* 13
Elective 3 
Elective3 
 16 12-15
Total Credits 119-122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15, ENGL 30, or ESL 153CAS 100, 100A, 100B, or 100C‡†3
MATH 110 or 140‡†4General Education Course3
General Education Course3ECON 1023
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 2412ENGL 202D3
BA 2422ECON 1043
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3STAT 200‡†4
ACCTG 2114Elective3
 14 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FIN 301*3BA 321*3
MGMT 301*3BA 322*3
IB 303*3MKTG 301*3
SCM 301*3300 or 400-level MGMT Course*23
Business or Communications Option Course*13300 or 400-level MKTG Course*23
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*3-6
300 or 400-level MGMT or MKTG Course*23400-level Business Course* 33
300 or 400-level MGMT or MKTG Course*23Elective3
400-level Management/Marketing Option Course*23 
Elective 3 
 16 12-15
Total Credits 119-122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Individualized Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15, ENGL 30, or ESL 153CAS 100, 100A, 100B, or 100C‡†3
MATH 110 or 140‡†4General Education Course3
General Education Course3ECON 1023
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3ACCTG 2114
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 2412ENGL 202D3
BA 2422ECON 1043
General Education Course3MIS 2043
General Education Course3General Education Course3
STAT 200 (GQ)‡†4Elective3
 14 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FIN 301*3BA 321*3
IB 303*3BA 322*3
SCM 301*3MKTG 301*3
MGMT 301*3Individualized Option Course*3
Individualized Option Course*3Individualized Option Course*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*3-6
Individualized Option Course*3Individualized Option Course*3
Individualized Option Course*3400-level Business Course* 13
Elective 3 
Elective3 
 16 12-15
Total Credits 119-122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Hazleton Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 104 or 1023
ECON 102 or 1043MIS 2043
MATH 110 or 1404CAS 1003
General Education Course3ACCTG 211 or STAT 2004
General Education Course3General Education Course3
PSU 81 
 17 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 211 or STAT 2004ENGL 202D3
MKTG 301 or MGMT 301*3FIN 301*3
SCM 301*3MKTG 301 or MGMT 301*3
General Education Course3BA 241
BA 242
4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 471 (Option Course)*3ACCTG 472 (Option Course)*3
BA 322*3BA 321*3
IB 303*3Elective6
General Education Course (GHW)1.5400-level Option Course*3
General Education Course3 
 13.5 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A*6
ACCTG 404*3ACCTG 405*3
ACCTG 403*3 
General Education Course (GHW)1.5 
Elective3 
 14.5 12
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 104 or 1023
ECON 102 or 1043MIS 2043
MATH 110 or 1404CAS 1003
General Education Course3ACCTG 211 or STAT 2004
General Education Course3General Education Course3
PSU 81 
 17 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 211 or STAT 2004ENGL 202D3
MKTG 301 or MGMT 301*3MKTG 301 or MGMT 301*3
SCM 301*3BA 241
BA 242
4
General Education Course3FIN 301*3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 3223300/400 Level Management Course or BA 321*3
IB 3033Business or Business Communications Course*3
300/400 Level Management Course or BA 321*3300/400 Level Marketing Course3
General Education Course3Elective3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5Elective3
 13.5 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A*6
Business or Business Communications Course*3300/400 Level Management or Marketing Course*3
300/400-Level Management or Marketing Course*3 
Elective 3 
General Education Course (GHW)1.5 
 14.5 12
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Lehigh Valley Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)‡†3CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
MATH 22 (GQ)#3MATH 110 (GQ)‡#†4
General Education Selection3General Education Selection3
General Education Selection3ECON 102 (GS)3
HDFS 287Y (GS)3General Education Selection3
 15 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MIS 2043
General Education Selection3ENGL 202D (GWS)‡†3
BA 2434STAT 200 (GQ)‡†4
ECON 104 (GS)3General Education Selection3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
 15.5 14.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3ACCTG 472*3
FIN 301*3BA 322*3
MGMT 301*3SCM 301*3
MKTG 301W*3IB 303 (IL)*3
ACCTG 471*3ACCTG 405*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3400 Level ACCTG, FIN, FINSV, ECON Course*3
Natural Science (GN)3Elective3
ACCTG 403*3ACCTG 4956
Elective3 
ACCTG 404*3 
 16 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes:

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. Students must complete 3 credits in US and 3 credits in IL. If a student takes a 3 credit course that is both US and IL, to complete the requirement, he/she must take another 3-credit course that is US, IL, or both US and IL. Education abroad courses and other credit-bearing experiences such as internships that meet this requirement, will be designated US, IL or both US and IL.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.
  • Students who have not met the admission requirement of two units of a high school foreign language must complete a college level-one foreign language within their first 60 credits. This is a pre-admission requirement – credits will not count toward degree requirements.
  • Program requirements include 9 credits of Social Science (GS) classes. Students can request their advisor to authorize a Move 3 from GN, GA, or GH into GS.

Financial Services Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)‡†3CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
MATH 22 (GQ)#3MATH 110 (GQ)‡#†4
General Education Selection3General Education Selection3
General Education Selection3ECON 102 (GS)3
HDFS 287Y (GS)3General Education Selection3
 15 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MIS 2043
General Education Selection3ENGL 202D (GWS)‡†3
BA 2434STAT 200 (GQ)‡†4
ECON 104 (GS)3General Education Selection3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
 15.5 14.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3Elective3
FIN 301*3BA 322*3
MGMT 301*33XX or 4XX ACCTG, FIN, or FINSV*3
MKTG 301W*3IB 303 (IL)*3
SCM 301*3ACCTG 405*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*33XX or 4XX ACCTG, FIN, or FINSV*3
General Education Selection3Elective3
FIN 420*3ACCTG 4956
4XX ACCTG, FIN, FINSV, or ECON *3 
3XX or 4XX ACCTG, FIN, or FINSV*3 
 16 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes:

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. Students must complete 3 credits in US and 3 credits in IL. If a student takes a 3 credit course that is both US and IL, to complete the requirement, he/she must take another 3-credit course that is US, IL, or both US and IL. Education abroad courses and other credit-bearing experiences such as internships that meet this requirement, will be designated US, IL or both US and IL.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.
  • Students who have not met the admission requirement of two units of a high school foreign language must complete a college level-one foreign language within their first 60 credits. This is a pre-admission requirement – credits will not count toward degree requirements.
  • Program requirements include 9 credits of Social Science (GS) classes. Students can request their advisor to authorize a Move 3 from GN, GA, or GH into GS.

Health Services Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)‡†3CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
MATH 22 (GQ)#3MATH 110 (GQ)‡#†4
General Education Selection3General Education Selection3
General Education Selection3ECON 102 (GS)3
HDFS 287Y (GS)3General Education Selection3
 15 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MIS 2043
General Education Selection3ENGL 202D (GWS)‡†3
BA 2434STAT 200 (GQ)‡†4
ECON 104 (GS)3General Education Selection3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
 15.5 14.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3Elective3
FIN 301*3BA 322*3
MGMT 301*3HPA 332*3
MKTG 301W*3IB 303 (IL)*3
HPA 101*3SCM 301*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3Option Supporting Course*3
General Education Selection3Elective3
3XX or 4XX HPA*3BA 495A or 495B*6
Option Supporting Course*3 
Option Supporting Course*3 
 16 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes:

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. Students must complete 3 credits in US and 3 credits in IL. If a student takes a 3 credit course that is both US and IL, to complete the requirement, he/she must take another 3-credit course that is US, IL, or both US and IL. Education abroad courses and other credit-bearing experiences such as internships that meet this requirement, will be designated US, IL or both US and IL.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.
  • Students who have not met the admission requirement of two units of a high school foreign language must complete a college level-one foreign language within their first 60 credits. This is a pre-admission requirement – credits will not count toward degree requirements.
  • Program requirements include 9 credits of Social Science (GS) classes. Students can request their advisor to authorize a Move 3 from GN, GA, or GH into GS.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
HDFS 287W3ECON 1023
General Education Course3MATH 1104
General Education Course 3General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 15 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
BA 2434STAT 2004
ECON 1043MIS 2043
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 15.5 14.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3IB 303*3
MGMT 301*3SCM 301*3
MKTG 301W*3Elective or US Cultures Course3
Option 300-level Course*3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
Option 300-level Course*3Option 400-level Course*3
Option 300-level Course*3Option 400-level Course*3
Option 300-level Course*3 
Elective 3 
 16 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Individualized Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
HDFS 287W3ECON 1023
General Education Course3MATH 1104
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course 3General Education Course3
 15 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
BA 2434STAT 2004
ECON 1043MIS 2043
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 15.5 14.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3IB 303*3
MGMT 301*3SCM 301*3
MKTG 301W*3Elective3
Option 300-level Course*3Elective or US Cultures Course3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
Option 300-level Course*3Option 400-level Course*3
Option 300-level Course*3Option 400-level Course*3
Option 300-level Course*3 
Elective 3 
 16 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Mont Alto Campus

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS)3CAS 100 (GWS)3
MATH 110 (GQ)‡†4MIS 2043
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3STAT 200‡†4
General Education Course3ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
PSU 81 
 15.5 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114BA 2434
MKTG 301*3FIN 301*3
MGMT 301*3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course 3
 16 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3SCM 301*3
BA 322*3300/400 Level MGMT Course*13
IB 303 (IL)*3Option Course*13
300/400 Level MKTG Option Course*13Option Course*13
General Education Course3General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 Elective3
 15 16.5
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*23-6
MKTG/MGMT 400-Level Option Course*13Elective3
Option Course*13 
Elective 3 
 13 9-12
Total Credits 117-120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes:
  • For the B.S. degree in Business, a minimum of 120 credits is required; 15 of which must be at the 400-level.
  • 18 credits minimum are required for the Marketing and Management Option

Individualized Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS)3ECON 102 (GS)3
MATH 110 or 140‡†4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3Elective3
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
STAT 2004BA 2434
ACCTG 2114MIS 2043
General Education Course3ECON 104 (GS)3
General Education Course (GHW)3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
 General Education Course3
 14 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3MKTG 301*3
BA 322*3SCM 301*3
IB 303 (IL)*3FIN 301*3
MGMT 301*3Individualized Option Course*13
Individualized Option Course*13Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*3-6
Individualized Option Course*13Individualized Option Course*13
Individualized Option Course*13Individualized Option Course*13
Elective 3 
 13 12-15
Total Credits 116-119

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

 Advising Notes: 
  • Minimum 120 credits required for graduation, 15 of which must be at the 400-level 
  • MATH 110 or 140 required for graduation requirement 
  • Maximum number of 100-level coursework to be accepted - 0 credits
  • Maximum number of 200-level coursework to be accepted - 6 credits
  • Maximum number of transfer credits - no limit 
  • Maximum coursework in disciplines other than the following: ACCTG, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, STAT - 9 credits
  • Maximum number of independent study/special topics coursework - 3 credits; must be at the 400-level
  • Minimum number of 400-level credits completed in the following courses: ACCTG, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, STAT - 3 credits

New Kensington Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)3General Education Course3
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3ECON 102 (GS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 16 13.5
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MIS 2043
General Education Course3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5BA 243 or 241 and 2424
STAT 200 (GQ)4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course3ECON 104 (GS)3
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 471*3ACCTG 472*3
MKTG 301*3FIN 301*3
SCM 301*3IB 303*3
MGMT 301*3BA 420*1
BA 321*3Elective3
 BA 322*3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 404*3ACCTG 403*3
BA 495A or 495B3ACCTG 405*3
400-Level Option Course*3BA 421*3
Elective3BA 422W*3
General Education Course3Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Individualized Business Option and Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 1023
MATH 110 or 1404General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course (GHW)1.5
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 13.5
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114BA 2434
STAT 200 or SCM 2004ECON 1043
Elective3MIS 2043
General Education Course3ENGL 202D3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5CAS 1003
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MKTG 301*3IB 303*3
MGMT 301W*3FIN 301*3
BA 321*3BA 322*3
SCM 301*3BA 420*1
Option Course*3BA 421*3
 Option Course*3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 495A or 495B6BA 422*3
Option Course*3Option Course*3
Option Course*3Elective3
400-Level Option Course*3Elective3
 General Education Course3
 15 15
Total Credits 122

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Schuylkill Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 1043
ECON 1023CAS 1003
MATH 110 or 1404General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
PSU 82General Education Course3
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
BA 2434STAT 200 or SCM 2004
MIS 2043MKTG 301*3
General Education Course3General Education Course 3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 471 (Option Course)*3ACCTG 403*3
BA 321*3ACCTG 472 (Option Course)*3
BA 322*3BA 420*1
MGMT 301W*3FIN 301*3
ACCTG 404*3IB 303*3
 Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3BA 422*3
ACCTG 405*3Option Requirement*13
SCM 301*3Elective3
BA 495A*6Elective3
 General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 15 13.5
Total Credits 121

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 1043
ECON 1023CAS 1003
MATH 110 or 1404MKTG 301*3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3STAT 2004
PSU 82 
 18 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114FIN 301*3
MGMT 301*3ENGL 202D3
MIS 2043General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
Elective3General Education Course3
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 420*1
BA 322*3IB 303*3
BA 2434Marketing or Management Options Course*3
SCM 301*3Marketing or Management Options Course*3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5Marketing or Management Options Course*3
 Elective3
 14.5 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3BA 422*3
BA 495A*6Management Options Course*3
Marketing or Management Options Course*3Marketing Options Course*3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5Elective3
 13.5 12
Total Credits 121

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Program Note:

MKTG 342 is a prerequisite for many upper-level MKTG courses.

Scranton Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3ECON 104 or 102 (GS)3
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)3MIS 2043
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course / US Culture3
PSU 81 
 15.5 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MGMT 301*3
General Education Course3BA 2434
MKTG 301*3General Education Course3
STAT 200 or SCM 200 (GQ)4General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5Elective3
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3BA 420*1
ACCTG 471*3SCM 301*3
General Education Course3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
Elective3ACCTG 472*3
 Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3ACCTG 403W*3
IB 303 (IL)*3BA 422W*3
ACCTG 404*3BA 495A*6
ACCTG 405*3400-Level Business Course*3
Elective2-3 
 14-15 15
Total Credits 122-123

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Program Notes:

  • Available options of the BSBUC program at Penn State Scranton are Accounting, Financial Services, Management & Marketing, and Individualized.  A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.
  • Note for the Accounting Option: Students wishing to complete Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy Requirements for CPA certification are recommended to use elective credits to meet the additional 30 hours of academic credit by taking the following courses: ACCTG 431, ACCTG 432, ACCTG 461, ACCTG 473, ACCTG 483, ACCTG 497. 

Academic Advising Notes:

  • FIN 301: Smeal-bound students must take FIN 301 no later than semester 4 to satisfy entrance-to-major requirements in time for their application to the Smeal College.
  • STAT 200: Student must not delay taking STAT 200 past semester 4, as it is a prerequisite for FIN 301 and SCM 301.
  • A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individualized academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses. The Degree Audit on LionPATH is your official check of graduation requirements.

Financial Services Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3ECON 104 or 102 (GS)3
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)3MIS 2043
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course / US Culture3
PSU 81 
 15.5 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MKTG 301*3
MGMT 301*3BA 2434
STAT 200 or SCM 200 (GQ)4300/400-Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM*3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3BA 420*1
SCM 301*3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
General Education Course3FIN 420*3
Elective3300/400-Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM*3
 Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3BA 422W*3
IB 303 (IL)*3BA 495A*6
300/400-Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM*3ACCTG 405*3
400-Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM*3Elective1
Elective*3 
 15 13
Total Credits 121

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Program Notes:

Available options of the BSBUC program at Penn State are Accounting, Financial Services, Management & Marketing, and Individualized.  A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Academic Advising Notes:

  • FIN 301: Smeal-bound students must take FIN 301 no later than semester 4 to satisfy entrance-to-major requirements in time for their application to the Smeal College.
  • STAT 200: Student must not delay taking STAT 200 past semester 4, as it is a prerequisite for FIN 301 and SCM 301.
  • A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individualized academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses. The Degree Audit on LionPATH is your official check of graduation requirements.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3ECON 104 or 102 (GS)3
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)3MIS 2043
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course / US Culture3
PSU 81 
 15.5 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MKTG 301*3
MGMT 301*3300/400-Level Management or Marketing Course*3
STAT 200 or SCM 200 (GQ)4BA 2434
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3BA 420*1
SCM 301*3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
300/400-Level Management Course*3General Education Course3
Elective3300/400-Level Marketing Course*3
 Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3BA 422W*3
IB 303 (IL)*3BA 495A*6
300/400-Level Management or Marketing Course*3300/400-Level Management or Marketing Course*3
400-Level Management or Marketing Course*3Elective3
Elective3 
 15 15
Total Credits 123

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Program Notes:

Available options of the BSBUC program at Penn State Scranton are Accounting, Financial Services, Management & Marketing, and Individualized.  A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Academic Advising Notes:

  • FIN 301: Smeal-bound students must take FIN 301 no later than semester 4 to satisfy entrance-to-major requirements in time for their application to the Smeal College.
  • STAT 200: Student must not delay taking STAT 200 past semester 4, as it is a prerequisite for FIN 301 and SCM 301.
  • Instead of 300/400-level Management or Marketing, TWO of the option courses (6 credits) may also be specific Business or Business Communication courses listed in the PSU Bulletin (the two most often offered on this campus are BA 250 and MKTG 220).
  • A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individualized academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses. The Degree Audit on LionPATH is your official check of graduation requirements.

Individualized Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3ECON 104 or 102 (GS)3
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)3MIS 2043
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course / US Culture3
PSU 81 
 15.5 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114MGMT 301*3
MKTG 301*3Option Course*3
STAT 200 or SCM 200 (GQ)4BA 2434
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3
 15.5 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3BA 420*1
General Education Course3SCM 301*3
Option Course*3ENGL 202D (GWS)3
Option Course*3Option Course*3
 Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 421*3BA 422W*3
IB 303 (IL)*3BA 495A*6
400-Level Option Course*3Elective4
Option Course*3 
Elective3 
 15 13
Total Credits 121

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Program Notes:

Available options of the BSBUC program at Penn State Scranton are Accounting, Financial Services, Management & Marketing, and Individualized.  A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Academic Advising Notes:

  • FIN 301: Smeal-bound students must take FIN 301 no later than semester 4 to satisfy entrance-to-major requirements in time for their application to the Smeal College.
  • STAT 200: Student must not delay taking STAT 200 past semester 4, as it is a prerequisite for FIN 301 and SCM 301.
  • A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individualized academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses. The Degree Audit on LionPATH is your official check of graduation requirements.

Shenango Campus

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
ECON 1043ECON 1023
HIST 155 (or General Education Course)3MATH 110‡†4
General Education Course3BA 2434
First Year Seminar1General Education Course3
 13 17
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
MGMT 301*3MIS 2043
MKTG 301W*3FIN 301*3
General Education Course3SCM 200‡†4
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 420*1
BA 322*3BA 421*3
SCM 301*3300/400 Level Option Course*3
General Education Course3300/400 Level Option Course*3
General Education Course3Elective3
 15 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 419*3BA 422*3
IB 303*3BA 495A*6
300/400 Level Option Course*3400-Level Option Course*3
400-Level Option Course*3General Education Course3
Elective 3 
 15 15
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Individualized Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
ECON 1043ECON 1023
HIST 155 (or General Education Course)3MATH 110‡†4
General Education Course3MIS 2043
First Year Seminar1General Education Course3
 13 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
MGMT 301*3SCM 200‡†4
MKTG 301W*3BA 2434
General Education Course3Elective3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 16 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 421*3
BA 322*3FIN 301*3
SCM 301*3Approved Individualized Option Course*3
General Education Course3Approved Individualized Option Course*3
General Education Course3Approved Individualized Option Course*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
IB 303*3BA 422*3
BA 420*1BA 495A*6
Approved Individualized Option Course*3Approved Individualized Option Course*3
Approved 400-Level Individualized Option Course*3General Education Course3
Elective 3 
 13 15
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Wilkes-Barre Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH 110 or 1404ECON 102 or 1043
ECON 102 or 1043MIS 2043
PSU 81General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course 3
 14 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
STAT 200 or SCM 2004BA 2434
MKTG 301*3FIN 301*3
MGMT 301W*3SCM 301*3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
 17 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 471*3ACCTG 403*3
BA 321*3ACCTG 472*3
ACCTG 404*3BA 322*3
IB 303*3General Education Course3
General Education Course3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
ACCTG 405*3Option Requirement*13
General Education Course3Elective3
Elective3 
 13 15
Total Credits 120

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303CAS 1003
MATH 110 or 1404MIS 2043
ECON 102 or 1043ECON 102 or 1043
PSU 81General Education Course3
General Education Course3General Education Course 3
General Education Course3 
 17 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
STAT 2004FIN 301*3
MGMT 301*3SCM 301*3
MKTG 301W*3BA 2434
General Education Course3General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 17 14.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
IB 303*3MKTG/MGMT Option Course*13
Communication Option Course*23Elective3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
MKTG/MGMT Option Course*13General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 15 13.5
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
MKTG/MGMT 400-level Option Course*13Elective3
MKTG/MGMT Option Course*13Elective3
MKTG/MGMT Option Course*13 
Elective 3 
 16 15
Total Credits 123

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

York Campus

Accounting Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 30 (GWS)3ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4CAS 100 (GWS)3
General Education Course (GN)3MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4
General Education Course (GA)3General Education Course (GN)3
General Education Course (GH)3General Education Course (GA)3
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D (GWS)3
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3BA 2434
MIS 2043MGMT 301*3
General Education Course (GH)3SCM 200 or STAT 200 (GQ)4
General Education Course (GHW)1-3General Education Course (GN)3
 14-16 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
ACCTG 471*3IB 303*3
FIN 301*3SCM 301*3
ACCTG 405*3ACCTG 472*3
MKTG 301W*3ACCTG 404*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3Elective3
Elective3General Education Course (GHW)1-3
ACCTG 403*3ACCTG 495*3-6
400-Level Business Course*3 
 13 10-15
Total Credits 116-123

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes:

This option prepares students for careers in the accounting field. When the students complete the prescribed courses of the BSB degree with Accounting Option, they will meet the academic requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Graduates of the BSB degree with Accounting Option may be able to pursue other professional certifications, such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Individualized Business Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3
MATH 110 or 140‡†4CAS 100A (GWS)3
General Education Course (GN)3MATH 110 or 140‡†4
General Education Course (GA)3General Education Course (GN)3
General Education Course (GH)3General Education Course (GA)3
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3BA 2434
General Education Course (GH)3SCM 200 or STAT 2004
General Education Course (GHW)3General Education Course3
MIS 2043MKTG 301*3
 16 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
FIN 301*3IB 303 (IL)*3
SCM 301*3Elective3
MGMT 301*3Individualized Option Course*13
Individualized Option Course*13Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W*3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*6
Elective 3Individualized Option Course*13
Individualized Option Course*13Individualized Option Course*13
Individualized Option Course*13 
 13 15
Total Credits 123

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Advising Notes:

  • Minimum 120 credits required for graduation, 15 of which must be at the 400-level
  • MATH 110 or 140 required for graduation requirement
  • Maximum number of 100-level coursework to be accepted - 0 credits
  • Maximum number of 200-level coursework to be accepted - 6 credits
  • Maximum number of transfer credits - no limit
  • Maximum coursework in disciplines other than the following: ACCTG, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, STAT - 9 credits
  • Maximum number of independent study/special topics coursework - 3 credits; must be at the 400-level
  • Minimum number of 400-level credits completed in the following courses: ACCTG, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, HPA, IB, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, STAT - 3 credits

Management and Marketing Option

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 15 or ENGL 303ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4CAS 100 (GWS)3
General Education Course (GN)3MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)4
General Education Course (GA)3General Education Course (GN)3
General Education Course (GH)3General Education Course (GA)3
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTG 2114ENGL 202D3
General Education Course (GH)3BA 2434
ECON 102 or 1043SCM 200 or STAT 2004
MIS 2043MGMT 301*3
General Education Course (GHW)1-3MKTG 301*3
 14-16 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 321*3BA 322*3
MGMT/MKTG 300-400 Level Course*3IB 303*3
FIN 301*3MGMT/MKTG 300-400 Level Course*3
MGMT/MKTG 300-400 Level Course*3MGMT/MKTG 300-400 Level Course*3
SCM 301*3MGMT/MKTG 300-400 Level Course*3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 420*1BA 422W3
BA 421*3BA 495A or 495B*3-6
Elective3Elective3
MGMT/MKTG 300-400 Level Course*3General Education Course (GHW)1-3
General Education Course (GN)3 
 13 10-15
Total Credits 116-123

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Career Paths

In today's economic environment, the Bachelor of Science in Business allows companies to hire individuals who have a broad knowledge of all aspects of business. This broad knowledge give you the opportunity to be effective within many different types of organizations. You will also be well-positioned to pursue admission to graduate programs.

Careers

With a degree in business, you may specialize through options that may vary by campus. With an accounting option, you can work in the areas of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, taxation, and auditing. The entrepreneurship option provides the skills for you to start your own business or to work as an entrepreneur within a company. Health services provides the financial and administrative skills and knowledge necessary for you to become a health services managers. With an option in financial services you might pursue positions in wealth and risk management, estate planning or financial and retirement planning. With the management and marketing option you will be prepared for a career in retail management, small business management or in marketing, advertising and promotion. Finally, with an individualized option, you have flexibility to build specialized skills for your personal business career goals.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

A baccalaureate degree in Business can lead to a Master's degree in Business (MBA) or other business-related masters degrees. MBA programs are offered at Penn State Great Valley, Penn State Erie, Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Berks, Smeal College of Business and through the World Campus.

Contact

Beaver

100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-773-3892
tdh13@psu.edu

http://beaver.psu.edu/academics/degrees/business-accounting
http://beaver.psu.edu/academics/degrees/business-management

Brandywine

25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1450
jvs11@psu.edu

http://brandywine.psu.edu/business

DuBois

171 Smeal Building
DuBois, PA 15801
814-375-4800
lhp5@psu.edu

http://dubois.psu.edu/business

Fayette

2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA
724-430-4245

http://fayette.psu.edu/bachelor-science-business

Greater Allegheny

101 Frable Building
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9140
GA-Academics@lists.psu.edu

http://greaterallegheny.psu.edu/business-bs

Hazleton

301A Schiavo Hall
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-450-3533
skr12@psu.edu

http://hazleton.psu.edu/bachelor-science-business

Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-285-5117
maungkmin@psu.edu

https://lehighvalley.psu.edu/academics/degrees/business

Mont Alto

205 General Studies Building
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-6027
hhh10@psu.edu

https://montalto.psu.edu/academics/bachelors/business-degree

New Kensington

Administration, 106
3550 Seventh Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068
724-334-6769
rum20@psu.edu

https://newkensington.psu.edu/ba-degree-information

Schuylkill

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-6080
amb536@psu.edu

https://schuylkill.psu.edu/academics/degrees/bacc-degrees/business

Scranton

117 Business Building
Dunmore, PA 18512
570-963-2643
jmw831@psu.edu

http://worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/business

Shenango

147 Shenango Avenue
309C Sharon Hall
Sharon, PA 16146
724-983-2942
gxm32@psu.edu

http://shenango.psu.edu/business

Wilkes-Barre

44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9293
tmc12@psu.edu

http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/academics/business

York

206 Grumbacher Building (GISTC)
York, PA 17403
717-771-4189
axk19@psu.edu

http://york.psu.edu/academics/baccalaureate/business

Abington

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
1600 Woodland Rd.
Abington, PA 19001
215-421-0030
tws16@psu.edu

https://abington.psu.edu/majors-at-abington

Altoona

DIVISION OF BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Penn Building, 223
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5265
dxh41@psu.edu

http://altoona.psu.edu/academics/bachelors-degrees/business/request-information

Berks

EBC DIVISION
Gaige Building
Reading, PA 19610
610-396-6346
sxg38@psu.edu

http://berks.psu.edu/bs-business

World Campus

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
111 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
610-892-1443
vmg3@psu.edu

https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/business-bachelors/overview