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Division of Undergraduate Studies


 Advising Updates - Number 66

Administrative Enrollment Controls for Baccalaureate Majors

1997 Entering First-Year Students
(SU97, FA97, SP98)


1999 Spring Pool

College of Agricultural Sciences

Academic Majors Number of Juniors
to be Selected
Landscape Contracting 48

Smeal College of Business Administration

Academic Majors Number of Juniors
to be Selected
Actuarial Science 50
Finance & Finance/International Business (combined limit) 275
Entrance Criteria: Applicants to Smeal College majors must complete: ENGL 015 or 030, MATH 110 or 140, CMPSC 203, ECON 002, ECON 004, ACCTG 211, MSIS 200, M I S 204, B A 243.

College of Communications

Academic Majors Number of Juniors
to be Selected
Advertising/Public Relations 100
Film/Video 60
Entrance Criteria for the Advertising/Public Relations major: Applicants must be 4th semester or higher and have received a grade of C or higher in English 015 or 030 and Economics 002.

Entrance Criteria for the Film/Video major: Applicants must be 4th semester or higher and have received a grade of C or higher in Communications 150 and a grade of B or higher in Communications 242.

College of Engineering

Academic Majors Number of Juniors
to be Selected
Architectural Engineering 90
Chemical Engineering 160
Computer Engineering/Computer Science (combined limit) 120
Entrance Criteria: Applicants to Engineering majors must have completed MATH 140, MATH 141, CHEM 012, and PHYS 201 with a grade of C or better. (Note: For Computer Science majors, CSE 120 would replace CHEM 012.)

College of Education

Academic Majors Number of Juniors
to be Selected
Elementary and Kindergarten Education 300
Special Education 50
Entrance Criteria for Elementary and Kindergarten Education: Completion of C I 295, EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115, PSY 002, and PSY 213 with a grade of C or higher per course and ENGL 015 or 030. No students with less than a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average will be admitted to the major.*

Entrance Criteria for Special Education: Completion of EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115, PSY 002 and 213, and HD FS 129 with a grade of C or higher per course. No students with less than a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average will be admitted to the major.*

*In addition, candidates for both of the above majors must present scores from the NTE Communication Skills Test and from the Penn State Mathematics Test and document 80 hours of volunteer or paid work with populations age-appropriate to the major, including at least 40 hours involving individuals from an underrepresented group or who are from rural or urban areas, but different from the candidate's own background.

Source: John Romano, Vice Provost and Dean for Enrollment Management and Administration


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