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Abington College

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

For students entering Penn State after Spring 2018, the entrance to major requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

The information on this page should be used only by students who began as a first-year student at Penn State in Spring 2018 or before. 

ETM requirements for majors at the Abington College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Accounting (ACCAB) 2.00

Courses required: (bold = C or better required)

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
  • ECON 102
  • FIN 301
  • MKTG 301
  • MGMT 301
 
American Studies (AMSAB) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification See Bulletin
Art (ARTAB) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review

Biology (BIOAB), Genetics and Developmental Biology Option (GENET), Vertebrate Physiology Option (VPHSO) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140

At least one of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 220W
  • BIOL 230W
  • BIOL 240W
 
Business (BSBAB) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Completion of MATH 22 or higher (40, 41, 110, 140)

 

Criminal Justice (CJAAB)

Criminal Justice (CJSAB)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Corporate Communication (CCBA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification 2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major
English (ENGAB) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification

Ability to complete total requirements within ten full-time semesters

2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major

General Engineering (GE) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 250 or MATH 251
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
History (HSTAB) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification

Ability to complete total requirements within ten full-time semesters

2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major

Information Sciences and Technology (ISSAB) 2.00*

Approximately 60 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • IST 210
  • IST 220
IST 110, IST 210, and IST 220 must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out.
Integrative Arts (IARAB) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification

Submit a proposed academic plan to be approved by an IARAB adviser

Division Head for Arts & Humanities must also approve proposal

Ability to complete total requirements within ten full-time semesters

2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LASAB) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification

Submit a proposed academic plan to be approved by a LASAB academic adviser

Division Head for Arts & Humanities must also approve proposal

Ability to complete total requirements within ten full-time semesters

Nursing (NURN) RN to BS     See RN to BS Program.

Psychological and Social Sciences (PSSBA)

Psychological and Social Sciences (PSSBS)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification

Ability to complete total requirements within ten full-time semesters

2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major

Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSAB) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Science (SCIAB) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140

At least two of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211 or 250
 

NOTE: CGPA, PECT-PAPA (qualifying SAT or ACT scores may be used instead, except in the case of WF ED, which requires PRAXIS scores), and 80-hours requirements must all be met by end of third semester; course requirements must be met by end of fourth semester

* prior to and through the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out