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Altoona College

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

Entrance to Major requirements for the Altoona College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Biology (BIOAL) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140

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

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

Minimum third-semester classification

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

 
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED), Early Education PK-4 Option (PKED)* 3.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CI 295
    EDPSY 14
    EDTHP 115
    ENGL 15 or 30
    HDFS 229
    3 credits of Literature
    3 credits of GN
    MATH 200
    3 additional credits of GQ

 

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria
Communications (COMAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

Criminal Justice (CJBA)

Criminal Justice (CJBS)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
English (ENGAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Environmental Studies (ENVBA) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENVST 100
 
Environmental Studies (ENVBS) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENVST 100
 
History (HISAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Integrative Arts (IARAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LASAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

Mathematics (MTAAL)

Mathematics (MTSAL)

2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
 
Nursing (NURN) RN to BS     See RN to BS Program.
Nursing (NURS)     See Bachelor of Science Degree.
Political Science (PLSAL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

Psychology (PSCBA)

Psychology (PSCBS)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Rail Transportation Engineering (RTEAL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
Science (SCIAL) 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
 
Security and Risk Analysis (SRAAL) 2.00*

Approximately 60 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • SRA 111
  • SRA 211
These courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out
Visual Art Studies (VAST) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • 6 credits in ART
Portfolio review (based on a review of the student's work in ART 165 and 166, and any other work the student wishes to include)

Notes

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

** 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.