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Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
Penn State offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and creative endeavors.

Office for General Education
Penn State's Office for General Education works to develop and lead the General Education curriculum for all undergraduate students at the University and to support faculty development in this area.

Penn State Learning
"It's not a Learning Center, It's a Learning Community!" Peer Tutoring, Study Groups, Team Project Work Spaces

Prior Learning Assessment
Penn State students may be able to earn credit for prior knowledge, training, and professional skills.

Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)
At Penn State and across the nation, the Division of Undergraduate Studies is a leader in the field of academic advising—to its scholarship and helping to shape and define its future.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin
A comprehensive description of academic programs and courses

The Baccalaureate Degree General Education Program
The baccalaureate degree General Education program consists of 45 credits that are distributed among two General Education components: (1) Skills (15 credits) and (2) Knowledge Domains (30 credits) ...

Academic Calendar
This calendar is subject to change without notice. In preparing the calendar for an academic year, it is impossible to avoid conflict with some religious holidays.

Schedule of Courses

Penn State Learning

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Peer tutoring, study groups, and team work spaces


Office for Summer Session

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Stay on track. Get ahead. Think Summer. Think Penn State.


Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

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Undergraduate Exhibition Award Winners