Undergraduate Admissions

Majors at Penn State

Penn State features over 160 baccalaureate majors taught by expert faculty that are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements in teaching and research. Many of our programs are highly ranked; but if you are undecided about an intended major, Penn State can help you decide.

Baccalaureate (four-year) Majors

Search for the perfect degree for you. To help you find your major of interest, we have provided the opportunity to search by name, subject area, campus, or college. Unless otherwise noted, programs can be started at any campus and typically completed at the campus(es) listed in parentheses.

Search Majors By:

  • Alphabetical listing – View all of our majors in an alphabetical list.
  • Subject area – Explore our majors by your area of interest.
  • College – See what majors fall within each of Penn State’s academic colleges.
  • Campus – Find out which majors can be completed at which campuses. Remember – the vast majority of majors can be started at any campus, as part of our 2+2 plan.

Associate (two-year) Degrees

Penn State offers a number of associate degrees at many of our campuses. Review our associate degree offerings by campus.

Not sure of your major?

If you do not know what you want to study at Penn State, you can apply to our Division of Undergraduate Studies. Through DUS, students can explore the different academic programs available to them in order to find out the major they want to study.

Admission Requirements

Determine if you meet the requirements to start the degree in which you are interested.

Interested in business-related majors?

Business programs can be largely quantitative or qualitative depending on your interests and major. Here is a list of business-related programs. If you find a program that interests you, refer to our Alphabetic Listing of Baccalaureate Majors for more information. 

  • Accounting
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Business
  • Business, Liberal Arts, and Science
  • Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Communications
  • Corporate Communication
  • Crime, Law, and Justice
  • Economics
  • Energy, Business, and Finance
  • Finance
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Sciences and Technology
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Labor Studies and Employment Relations
  • Landscape Contracting
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management
  • Science and Business MBA
  • Security and Risk Analysis
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Wood Products

Interested in other business majors not in the Smeal College of Business?

Business programs can be largely quantitative or qualitative depending on your interests and major. Here is a list of business-related programs. If you find a program that interests you, refer to our Alphabetic Listing of Baccalaureate Majors for more information. Listed after the major is the campus you would graduate from with that major.

  • Accounting (at Penn State Erie or Harrisburg)
  • Advertising/Public Relations (at Penn State University Park)
  • Agribusiness Management (at Penn State University Park)
  • Agricultural Systems Management (at Penn State University Park)
  • Business (at campuses other than Penn State University Park)
  • Business, Liberal Arts, and Science (at Penn State Erie)
  • Communication Arts and Sciences (at Penn State Brandywine or York)
  • Communications (at Penn State Altoona, Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, or New Kensington)
  • Corporate Communication (at Penn State Abington)
  • Crime, Law, and Justice (at Penn State University Park)
  • Economics (at Penn State Erie or University Park)
  • Energy, Business, and Finance (at Penn State University Park)
  • Finance (at Penn State Erie or Harrisburg)
  • Health Policy and Administration (at Penn State University Park)
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (at Penn State University Park)
  • Industrial Engineering (at Penn State University Park)
  • Information Sciences and Technology (at most Penn State campuses)
  • Information Systems (at Penn State Harrisburg)
  • International Business (at Penn State Erie)
  • Labor Studies and Employment Relations (at Penn State University Park)
  • Landscape Contracting (at Penn State University Park)
  • Management (at Penn State Erie or Harrisburg)
  • Management Information Systems (at Penn State Erie)
  • Marketing (at Penn State Erie or Harrisburg)
  • Mathematics (at Penn State Altoona, Erie, or University Park)
  • Organizational Leadership (at most Penn State campuses: adult learners only)
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management (at Penn State University Park)
  • Science and Business MBA (at Penn State University Park)
  • Telecommunications (at Penn State University Park)
  • Turfgrass Science (at Penn State University Park)
  • Wood Products (at Penn State University Park)

Interested in engineering-related majors?

Traditional engineering programs focus on the application of theoretical and scientific principles and engineering technology programs focus on skills development for hands-on application. Here is a list of engineering-related programs. If you find a program that interests you, refer to our Alphabetic Listing of Baccalaureate Majors for more information.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Building Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Energy Engineering
  • Energy, Business and Finance
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Sciences and Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Rail Transportation Engineering
  • Security and Risk Analysis
  • Surveying Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Surveying Engineering