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Using This BulletinThis bulletin is intended primarily to provide users with Penn State academic information. To browse the site, use the buttons across the top of the home page. For specific searches, use the search engines on theupper right of the home page or the Site Index (last button in the row across the top of the page). For course descriptions, click the “University Course Descriptions” button (first on on the left on the home page) or use theCourse Description Fast Path search engine on the upper right of the home page. In the bulletin, the word Program refers to an academic program (majors, minors, and special programs). Search foracademic program information by program category (associate or baccalaureate: two-year, four or more years), campus,or college with the buttons and links on the home page, or search for specifics with the site search engines. The University-wide General Education requirements are explained under that heading on the home page. Links to offices that may be useful to users are under the “Additional Resources” heading on the home page. At the upper right edge of the home page, you may access searches for Penn State individual and department directories,link to the Penn State home page, or access another Web browser. The site follows conventional navigation practices, so once in secondary pages, users should be able to click through tofind what they want. ACADEMIC AUTHORITYThe University Faculty Senate has responsibility for and authority over all academic information contained in theUndergraduate Bulletin. REGULATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGEEach step of the educational process, from admission through graduation, requires continuing review and appropriateapproval by University officials. The University, therefore, reserves the right to change the requirements and regulationscontained in this bulletin and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission orgraduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant’squalifications to pursue higher education. € (Opens New Window)

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University Phone NumbersTo telephone the administrative headquarters of the University at the University Park campus, dial (or ask the operatorfor) area code 814 and the desired number. If you do not know the number, call 814-865-4700, Penn State Call Centerinformation. For telephone numbers of other Penn State locations, see Penn State Undergraduate Campuses. Frequently used University Park campus numbers are: Undergraduate Admissions: 814-865-5471Graduate Enrollment Services: 814-865-1795Registrar’s Office: 814-865-6357 Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipateneeding any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Office forDisability Services, 814-863-1807, in advance of your participation or visit. STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATIONUniversity is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, andemployment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determinedby University policy or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against anyperson because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment against faculty, staff, or students will not betolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the AffirmativeAction Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park PA 16802-2801; tel.814-865-4700/V, 814-863-1150/TTY. € (Opens New Window)(Opens New Window)

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Board of TrusteesControl of Penn State is vested in a Board of Trustees of thirty-two members. Members ex officio are the Governor of theCommonwealth; the President of the University; the state Secretary of Education; the state Secretary of Agriculture; andthe state Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources. Terms of the other trustees are three years. Six trustees areappointed by the governor, nine are elected by the alumni, six by delegates from county agricultural societies, and six bythe board representing business and industry. For information, including a trustee membership list, see: www.psu.edu/trustees. €(Opens New Window)

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University AdministrationPRESIDENT’S COUNCILRODNEY A. ERICKSON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., PresidentROBERT N. PANGBORN, B.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Acting Executive Vice President and Provost of the UniversityPAULA AMMERMAN, Director, Office of the Board of Trustees and Associate SecretaryCYNTHIA BALDWIN, B.A., M.A., J.D., Vice President and University CounselBLANNIE E. BOWEN, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic AffairsRICHARD D. DiEUGENIO, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President for Governmental AffairsHENRY C. FOLEY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate SchoolMADLYN L. HANES, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vice President for Commonwealth CampusesW. TERRELL JONES, B.A., M.Ed., D.Ed., Vice Provost for Educational EquityDAVID M. JOYNER, B.S., M.D., Acting Director of Intercollegiate AthleticsRODNEY P. KIRSCH, B.A., M.A., Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni RelationsWILLIAM M. MAHON III, B.A., M.A., Vice President for University RelationsHAROLD L. PAZ , B.A., M.S., M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine andChief Executive Officer of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterTHOMAS G. POOLE, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D., Vice President for AdministrationDAMON SIMS, B.A., J.D., Vice President for Student AffairsCRAIG D. WEIDEMANN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vice President for OutreachDAVID J. GRAY, B.A., M.P.A., Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/TreasurerVice President and Dean for Undergraduate EducationVICE PROVOSTSMICHAEL A. ADEWUMI, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global ProgramsBLANNIE E. BOWEN, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic AffairsW. TERRELL JONES, B.A., M.Ed., D.Ed., Vice Provost for Educational EquityKENNETH F. LEHRMAN III, B.A., M.A., J.D., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Affirmative ActionKEVIN M. MOROONEY, B.S., Vice Provost for Information TechnologyDEANSDOUGLAS A. ANDERSON, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Dean, College of CommunicationsCHRISTIAN M. M. BRADY , B.A., M.A., Dipl., D.Phil., Dean, Schreyer Honors CollegeANN C. CROUTER, B.A., Ph.D., Dean, College of Health and Human DevelopmentBARBARA I. DEWEY, B.A., M.A., Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications WILLIAM E. EASTERLING, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Dean, College of Earth and Mineral SciencesHENRY C. FOLEY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate SchoolDAVID L. HALL, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Dean, College of Information Sciences and TechnologyBARBARA O. KORNER, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and ArchitectureDANIEL J. LARSON, B.S., Ph.D., Dean, Eberly College of SciencePHILIP J. McCONNAUGHAY, B.A., J.D., Dean, The Dickinson School of LawBRUCE A. McPHERON, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural SciencesPAULA MILONE-NUZZO, A.S., B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D., Dean, School of NursingDAVID H. MONK, A.B., Ph.D., Dean, College of EducationROBERT N. PANGBORN, B.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate EducationHAROLD L. PAZ, B.A., M.S., M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine and ChiefExecutive Officer of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterJAMES B. THOMAS , B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Dean, Smeal College of BusinessSUSAN WELCH, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Dean, College of the Liberal ArtsDAVID N. WORMLEY, B.S., S.M., Ph.D., Dean, College of EngineeringCAMPUS CHANCELLORS AND CENTER OFFICERSFRANCIS ACHAMPONG, LL.B., LL.M., LL.M., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State FayetteLORI J. BECHTEL-WHERRY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State AltoonaDONALD L. BIRX, B.S., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State ErieSTEPHEN R. COUCH, B.Mus., M.A., Ph.D., Interim Chancellor, Penn State SchuylkillCHARLES H. DAVIS, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Chancellor, Penn State Wilkes-BarreCRAIG EDELBROCK, B.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional StudiesDAVIE JANE GILMOUR, A.S., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., President, Pennsylvania College of TechnologyDAVID C. GNAGE, B.S., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State Mont AltoR. KEITH HILLKIRK, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State BerksGARY B. KEEFER, B.S., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State BeaverMARY-BETH KROGH-JESPERSEN, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., M.B.A., Chancellor, Penn State Worthington ScrantonMUKUND S. KULKARNI, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State HarrisburgGARY M. LAWLER, M.S., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State HazletonFREDRIC M. LEEDS, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State Shenango

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ANITA D. McDONALD, B.Ph., M.E., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State DuBoisLISA ANN PLOWFIELD, R.N., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State YorkCURTISS E. PORTER, B.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State Greater AlleghenyKAREN WILEY SANDLER, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State AbingtonKEVIN J. G. SNIDER, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State New KensingtonANN M. WILLIAMS, B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Chancellor, Penn State Lehigh ValleySOPHIA T. WISNIEWSKA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State BrandywineGENERAL AND STAFF OFFICERSSTEPHEN R. CURLEY, B.S.,Budget Officer of the UniversityJOSEPH J. DONCSECZ, B.S., M.B.A., Corporate ControllerLOUISE E. SANDMEYER, B.A., M.A., Executive Director, Planning and Institutional AssessmentADMINISTRATIVE UNITSAcademic Advancement ProgramsW. TERRELL JONES, B.A., M.Ed., D.Ed., Vice Provost for Educational Equity; Executive DirectorDivision of Undergraduate StudiesERIC R. WHITE, A.B., M.S., Ed.D., Executive DirectorMorgan Academic Support Center for Student-AthletesRUSSELL B. MUSHINSKY, B.A., M.Ed., DirectorOffice for Summer SessionYAW AGAWU-KAKRABA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Director Office of Student AidANNA M. GRISWOLD, B.A., M.Ed., Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director forStudent AidPenn State LearningR. NEILL JOHNSON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., DirectorReserve Officers’ Training CorpsMICHAEL RUNEY, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Tri-Service CoordinatorSchreyer Institute for Teaching ExcellenceANGELA LINSE, Ph.D., Executive Director and Associate DeanUndergraduate AdmissionsANNE ROHRBACH, Executive Director for Undergraduate AdmissionsUniversity Fellowships OfficeRUTH MENDUM, Ph.D., DirectorUniversity RegistrarKAREN L. SCHULTZ, B.S., M.B.A., University RegistrarACADEMIC LEADERSHIP COUNCILCouncil members are: the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences; the Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture;the Dean of the College of Communications; the Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; the Dean of theCollege of Education; the Dean of the College of Engineering; the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development;the Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts; the Dean of the Eberly College of Science; the Dean of the Smeal College ofBusiness; the Dean of the Schreyer Honors College; the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College ofMedicine; the Dean of The Dickinson School of Law; the Dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology; allCampus Chancellors; the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses; the Dean of the University Libraries; the VicePresident for Research and Dean of the Graduate School; the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; the Vice Provost forEducational Equity; the Vice Provost for Information Technology; the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education;the Vice President for Outreach; the Executive Vice President and Provost. ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION (ACUE)The Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education; the Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean forUndergraduate Education; the Assistant or Associate Deans for Instruction or Undergraduate Education in the colleges; theAssociate Vice President for Outreach; the University Registrar; the Executive Director for the Division of UndergraduateStudies; the Chair-elect of the University Faculty Senate; and two undergraduate student members representing theUniversity Park Undergraduate Association and the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments. FINANCE AND BUSINESS STAFFThe Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer (Chair); the Corporate Controller; the University BudgetOfficer; the Associate Treasurer/Director for Financial Management; the Associate Vice President for Finance and Business,Controller, College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; the Associate Vice Presidents for AuxiliaryServices, Business Services, Finance and Business, Finance and Business Commonwealth Operations, Human Resources,and Physical Plant; the Director of University Police; the Financial Officer; the Administrative Assistants; and theAdministrative Fellow. EMERITIBRYCE JORDAN, B.Mus., M.Mus., Ph.D., President EmeritusJOAB THOMAS, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., President Emeritus

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Options for Undergraduate StudyThe undergraduate degree programs of the University provide students with opportunities to increase their knowledgeand understanding of the world and to grow in their individual skills and capabilities for learning, analyzing, creating,communicating, and forming good judgments. All undergraduate degree programs and courses offered by the collegesand other degree-granting units of the University are under the academic sponsorship of a faculty committed toscholarship and are implemented under the academic policies and student rules established by the University FacultySenate. They are intended to be flexible in accommodating students interested in learning, whether through traditional ornontraditional offerings, while enrolled on either a part-time or a full-time basis. The degree programs and courses of thecolleges and other degree-granting units are offered through resident or distance education. Credit courses are availableto degree candidates on University campuses as well as through off-campus credit-granting activities such as internships,practicums, field trips, and foreign studies, as well as via continuing and distance education mechanisms, such as theWorld Campus. Students not formally admitted to degree candidacy (including provisional and nondegree students) mayparticipate in resident offerings as time and space permit, as well as in continuing and distance education.€(Opens New Window)(Opens New Window) (Opens New Window)

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University OutreachPenn State extends the intellectual expertise and resources of the University through teaching, research, and service toaddress the social, civic, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities of the Commonwealth, nation, and world.Working closely with its colleges, the University delivers outreach programs and services to support the needs of peoplethroughout Pennsylvania and beyond at convenient times and accessible locations.For information, see www.outreach.psu.edu .€(Opens New Window)(Opens New Window) (Opens New Window)(Opens New Window)

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ResearchResearch–in addition to teaching and public service–is a primary mission of the University. A strong research programstrengthens both undergraduate and graduate education by building the body of knowledge and experience on whichboth are based. For undergraduate instruction, research brings to the classroom enthusiasm, practical experience, and up-to-datelaboratory equipment, as well as opportunities for honors thesis topics and participation in research programs. Forgraduate programs, research furnishes thesis topics, stipend and tuition support, and experienced faculty to trainstudents as the next generation of researchers. Penn State™s national academic reputation depends greatly on researchpublications and other scholarly activities of the faculty, whose combined teaching, research, and public service effortsare the hallmarks of a major university. INVENTIONS AND PATENTS—Patentable discoveries made by University faculty, staff, and graduate students that involvethe use of University funds or facilities are the property of the University. Both undergraduate and graduate students fallwithin the University staff category whenever they are employed in connection with institutional research projects. Patents,with the inventors sharing in the royalties, are administered in the public interest by The Penn State Research Foundation,a nonprofit organization made up of faculty, alumni, industry representatives, and members of the University Board ofTrustees. Royalty income is shared between inventor, the organizational unit, and The Penn State Research Foundation.The Penn State Research Foundation™s share is used to foster the advancement of technology transfer and research at theUniversity. For information, see www.research.psu.edu/ For information specific to inventions and patents, see www.research.psu.edu/ipo€(Opens New Window) (Opens New Window)(Opens New Window)(Opens New Window)

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