ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: Undergraduate Degrees & More

If you’re considering a four-year baccalaureate degree from Penn State, you might have a hard time choosing which program to study. With 12 academic colleges and more than 275 majors to choose from at the University Park campus in State College, students have a wealth of options.

From the sciences to the liberal arts, there’s an academic college for every interest. Within each college, a multitude of majors are offered. Most programs are even part of the 2+2 Plan, which gives students the opportunity to study for two years at a branch campus before completing their final two years at University Park.

Great options like the 2+2 Plan exist to help students reach their maximum potential. But what happens when a student doesn’t know where to start their undergraduate career?

Enter the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), which allows students to explore Penn State’s various programs in order to find the right major. Students will receive guidance and access to resources such as the Penn State Undergraduate Bulletin, an exploratory tool that helps students learn about majors based on their personal interests, and Discover House, an on-campus living-learning opportunity for students in their first year. Students in DUS will have access to classes and majors in all academic colleges, and are provided with knowledgable academic advisers who will help them navigate all their options.

And, while not a major, students have the opportunity to further their education through the Schreyer Honors College. Widely recognized as one of the top undergraduate honors programs in the country, it aims to help students continue achieving academically, to build global perspective, and to provide an opportunity for leadership and civic engagement.

Another great opportunity for undergraduate students is studying abroad. With more than 300 programs to choose from in 50 different countries, there’s seemingly endless choices no matter what your major is. Whether you or your student want to study old world innovations in Florence or teach English in Ecuador, there’s a study abroad option for almost any interest.

The university’s academic offerings have evolved over many years to suit a wide variety of students. Fortunately for students of today and tomorrow, academic programs continue to be added and refined, meaning a quality education in Centre County remains affordable and accessible to students from across the globe.

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