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Harrisburg (Capital 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 in the Capital College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Accounting (ACCT) 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 (AMSCA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification See Bulletin
Biology (BIOCA) 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 grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 220W
  • BIOL 230W
  • BIOL 240W
 
Civil Engineering (CECA) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • PHYS 211
 
Communications (COMCL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Computer Science (COMP) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CMPSC 121
  • CMPSC 122
 
Criminal Justice (CRIMJ) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification 2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major
Electrical Engineering (EENG) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • PHYS 211
 
Electrical Engineering Technology (EIET) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Elementary Education (ELEM) 3.00

48 credits of the 60 credits listed in the first four semesters of the program's recommended plan of study

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • MATH 200
  • 3 additional credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature

Candidates must submit qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests.

English (ENGCL), General Option (GENGL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
English (ENGCL), Secondary Education Option (SECED) 3.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • 6 credits of GQ (MATH or STAT)
  • 3 credits of Literature
Candidates must submit qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests.
Finance (FINCE) 2.00

Courses required:
(bold = C or better required)

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • ECON 102
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
  • FIN 301
  • MKTG 301
  • MGMT 301
 
Health Policy Administration (HPACA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Humanities (HUMN) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCA) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • IST 210
  • IST 220
 
Kinesiology (KINCA), Exercise Science Option (EXSCI) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LASCA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification Students must submit a proposal to the college; consult the college.
Information Systems (INFSY) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • ECON 102
  • FIN 301
  • MKTG 301
  • MGMT 301
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Management (MNGMT) 2.00

Courses required:
(bold = C or better required)

  • MGMT 301
  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • ECON 102
  • FIN 301
  • MKTG 301
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Marketing (MRKT) 2.00

Courses required:
(bold = C or better required)

  • MKTG 301
  • ACCTG 211
  • ECON 102
  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • FIN 301
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • MGMT 301
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Mathematical Sciences (MASC), General Mathematical Sciences Option (GEN) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
 
Mathematical Sciences (MASC), Secondary Education in Mathematical Sciences Option (EDMTH) 3.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • 3 credits of Literature
Candidates must submit qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests.
Mechanical Engineering (MECA) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Nursing (NURN) RN to BS     See RN to BS Program.
Political Science (PLSCA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification 2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSMCA) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • ECON 102
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Psychology (PSYC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification 2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major
Public Policy (PUBPL) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification 2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major
Science (SCICA) 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
 
Secondary Education Social Studies (SESST) 3.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • 6 credits of GQ (MATH or STAT)
  • 3 credits of Literature

Candidates must submit qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests.

Security and Risk Analysis (SRACA) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • SRA 111
  • SRA 211
 
Sociology (SOCIO) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology (SDCET) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification