Learn About Majors

What Does This Major Require?

Degree Audit
Shows the courses you have already taken plus those you must still complete to earn a degree in a particular major
Recommended Academic Plan
Gives suggested semester schedules for Penn State majors
University Bulletin
Includes descriptions of courses and requirements for majors and minors. For detailed information on how to read the Bulletin, see Understanding a Penn State Degree.
Entrance Requirements and Procedures
Information about the procedures that need to be taken and the requirements that need to be met to enter a Penn State major

What Is This Major Like?

College Information Chart
Links to college home pages, majors, advising resources, GenEd information, contacts, recommended academic plans, entrance-to-major requirements, the Bulletin, and admissions information.
Listservs and Newsletters
E-mails and publications you can sign up to receive to learn about majors that interest you
Research Opportunities
Undergraduate opportunities to work with faculty on research projects
Student Organizations
Clubs related to majors, career fields, sports, music, service, and other special interests

How Does This Major Connect To Careers & Graduate School?

What can I do with this major/degree?
A resource for students to explore how majors connect to career
Internship/Work Experience Programs for Penn State Students
A list of general and college-specific internship and work experience programs at Penn State
"A Day in the Life" — A Job Shadowing Experience for Students
Offers students the opportunity to job shadow professionals in their career fields of interest. Find out more about this program by calling the Career Services Center at 814-865-5131.

Graduate and Professional Schools