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Penn State Abington

Penn State’s Abington College, located on forty-five picturesque acres in suburban Philadelphia, offers a small-university environment within the context of a major university. Students beginning their academic careers at Penn State Abington have the flexibility to complete their degrees at Abington, University Park, or at one of the several other Penn State locations around the state.

The college also offers a full range of academic and student support services, including a lower-division college, an honors program, an upper-division Schreyer Honors College program, internships, undergraduate research with faculty, state-of-the-art computer facilities, a learning center, a wide range of student clubs and organizations, varsity and club sports, and a career development center. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions, Penn State Abington, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001; 215-881-7600.

In addition to offering the lower division courses of more than 160 Penn State majors, Penn State Abington offers baccalaureate degree programs that can be completed at Penn State Abington. See "Majors and Programs" on the Penn State Abington website for a current list.



Penn State Abington offers one of the most comprehensive professional development programs in the Philadelphia region. Workshops, seminars, and certificate programs are offered on campus year round. State-of-the-art computer labs and courses, designed to keep pace with a rapidly changing market, are available through Abington’s Center for Information and Computer Technology. In addition, corporate on-site training and development, and credit programs are provided, tailored to the needs of area businesses and organizations. Visit Penn State Abington’s Continuing and Distance Education site at on the web.



Recommended Academic Plans provide, in table form, the courses students might schedule semester by semester as they pursue a specific undergraduate degree. Each college or campus maintains Recommended Academic Plans for its own majors/degree programs. Links to these plans are on the Division of Undergraduate Studies website at: Questions concerning the Recommended Academic Plans should be directed to the college or campus involved or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.  


All baccalaureate degree candidates must follow the graduation requirements as established by the University Faculty Senate:
1. Minimum of 2.00 cumulative grade-point average.
2. Completion of minimum total credits for graduation. Descriptions are available in this bulletin for the minimum number of credits required for each major.
3. Completion of all General Education, College (B.A. degrees only), elective, and major requirements.
4. All courses fulfilling major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
5. Students wishing to garduate with a minor must apply for the minor no later than the end of the semester prior to graduation. All required course work must be completed with a C or higher by the end of the semester the student plans to graduate.
6. Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete level 003 of a foreign language with a D or higher.
7. Students in Bachelor of Science degree programs must have either 2 Carnegie Units of foreign language completed prior to admission to Penn State, or a grade of C or higher in college-level 001 or 002 of a foreign language, or a grade of D or higher in college-level 3.

1. ENGL 004, 005; MATH 001, 002, 003, 004, and ESL 004 cannot be counted toward the total number of credits required for graduation.
2. Although a student may repeat a required course in which a grade of D was received, the credits for such a course may by counted only once toward the total number of credits required for graduation.

See B.A. Degree Requirements for courses that meet University-wide bachelor of arts degree requirements.




ANDREW AUGUST, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

SAMIR OUZOMGI, Assistant Dean for Policy, Planning, and Assessment



Arts and Humanities Division -- ROY ROBSON, Head

Continuing Education -- JANE A. OWENS, Senior Director

Library -- DOLORES FIDISHUN, Head Librarian


Science and Engineering Division -- ZAFER HATAHET, Head

Social Sciences Division -- FRANCES M. SESSA, Head

Undergraduate Studies, Division of -- NITA T. GUZMAN, Manager



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