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Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice major focuses on an understanding of the administration of justice system: public and private sector enforcement and investigation, legal systems, correctional treatment, and community services. Graduates of the program can find an extensive array of career opportunities in federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as correction agencies, probation and parole, community crime prevention and treatment services, and private-sector security.


The bachelor of science in Business is designed for students who want to combine general preparation in business with an emphasis on the small business environment of the region. This program has an emphasis on cooperative learning, teamwork, and the use of technology. The Business major is designed to help you become a flexible business professional, equipped to adapt to the ever-changing workplace of the future. Degree options include: Accounting; Marketing and Management; and Individualized Business.

Corporate Communication

Corporate communication professionals see communication as a function of management: they use their oral and written communication skills to help achieve business goals. They know how and when information is best shared, and they know how to employ a variety of media to communicate strategically. Taking into consideration factors such as corporate identity, corporate reputation, or message consistency, they coordinate an organization’s internal and external communication.

Human Development and Family Studies

A degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is designed to prepare you to be an active and dynamic human services professional in your community. Penn State’s HDFS major is widely regarded for the excellent preparation that students receive to subsequently work with individuals and families. For those already in the field of human services, this degree prepares you for further advancement.

Nursing B.S.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing prepares students to become professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation. After earning this degree in Nursing, students are qualified to take the registered nurse examination for licensure by the State Board of Nursing. The Nursing major is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000), www.acenursing.org; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (202-463-6930); and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Nursing (RN to BS)

The baccalaureate program in Nursing offers registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree in nursing the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The program is adjusted to permit individuals with community, family and occupational time constraints to pursue the degree in the convenience of their home area. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty in designing experiences in the clinical setting that meet their needs.

Project and Supply Chain Management

The Project and Supply Chain Management major concentrates on developing knowledge, skills, and abilities in both project and supply chain management, dynamic and important disciplines in modern corporations.


The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology are four-year programs, and each requires 124 credits in order to graduate from Penn State.

The psychology major combines the knowledge, skills, and values of psychology with a liberal arts foundation. Students should develop a knowledge base consisting of concepts, theory, empirical findings, and trends within psychology.