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Degree Requirements

Completion of a baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree demonstrates that you have depth of knowledge in a particular field as well as breadth of knowledge in a wide range of subjects. Depth of knowledge comes from the completion of a major. Breadth of knowledge comes from the completion of general education requirements. In order to graduate, you must fulfill all the General Education requirements in addition to the specific requirements for a major. Some students may also choose to complete a minor and/or a certificate through Penn State to deepen their knowledge in a supporting or complementary area.


The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033