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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 University College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria

Administration of Justice (AJACC)

Administration of Justice (AJSCC)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
American Studies (AMSCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification See Bulletin
Arts Administration (ARACC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ART H 111 or ART H 112
  • MUSIC 5
  • THEA 105
 
Biobehavioral Health (BBHCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Biology (BIOCC) 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 (BSBCC)

2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

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

 
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Communications (COMCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Corporate Communication (CCCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification 2.00 CGPA in any courses already taken in the major
English (ENGCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
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
 
Health Policy Administration (HPACC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCC) 2.00

Approximately 60 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • IST 210
  • IST 220
At Beaver, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill and Wilkes-Barre, 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. For the timeline at other University College locations, contact the IST representative at that location.
Letters, Arts, and Science (LASCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Nursing (NURN) RN to BS     See RN to BS Program.
Nursing (NURS)     See Bachelor of Science Degree.
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSMCC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

  • ACCTG 211
    ECON 102
    ENGL 15 or 30
    MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Psychology (PYSCC)
Psychology (PYACC)
2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Rehabilitation and Human Service (RHSCC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Science (SCICC), General Science Option (GEN) and Life Science Option (LIFE) 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
 

Notes

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