New University Majors and Minors Added in Various Colleges

Chris Velez | The Underground

Penn State’s Board of Trustees is meeting in Harrisburg, PA on July 20 and 21 for their mid-summer Board of Trustee committee meetings. At the Friday meeting, the board’s chairman will announce details about new undergraduate, graduate, and intercollege programs that Penn State will be offering. All new programs will become effective in Fall 2017.

For undergraduate students, the College of Arts and Architecture will introduce a new art minor program, the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications will introduce a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media through World Campus, and the College of Information Science and Technology will introduce a Bacheolar of Science in Cybersecruity Analytics and Operations. The College of Liberal Arts will introduce two new programs: Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Professional Communication and the Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication, both delivered through World Campus.


The university prides itself on providing students with more than 160 majors across more than 15 colleges, along with intercollege programs.

For graduate and professional students, the Smeal College of Business, College of Engineering, and College of Medicine are all adding new programs to its current offerings.

READ: University Plans 2017-2018 Tuition Increase

The full list of new programs can be viewed in the July 2017 Board of Trustees meeting agenda here, in Appendix I.




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