Eberly College of Science

Students entering Penn State before FA15

Entrance to College

The requirements to enter the college in general, premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)
  • A grade of C or higher in MATH 140

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM Requirements for majors in the Eberly College of Science
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

ASTRO 291
CHEM 110

MATH 140
MATH 141
PHYS 211
PHYS 212

 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

CHEM 110
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
MATH 140

 
Biology (BIOL) 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

 
Biotechnology (BIOTC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • MATH 140
 
Chemistry (CHEM) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Requires a C or better in courses below AND a combined grade-point average of 2.50 in these courses. If courses are repeated, only the better grade will be used in this calculation.

  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • CHEM 113
  • CHEM 210
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
 
Data Sciences (DASC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CMPSC 121
  • CMPSC 122
  • IST 210
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • STAT 200
 
Forensic Science (FRNSC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • FRNSC 210
  • MATH 140
 

Mathematics (MTHBA)

Mathematics (MTHBS)

2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
 
Microbiology (MICRB) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • MATH 140
 
Physics (PHYS) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Planetary Science and Astronomy (PASTR) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140

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

  • ASTRO 120, 130 and 140
  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • EARTH 002
  • GEOSC 001 and 020
  • STAT 200
 
Premedical-Medical (P M M)   Direct admission program  
Premedicine (P M) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
     
 
Science (SC BS)

 

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
 
Science/Business (SCBUS)   Direct admission program  
Statistics (STAT) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141