Earn Penn State Credits via Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a way to earn college credit by proving you have gained certain knowledge or skills via work experience, volunteer projects, military service, independent study, or other means. Penn State World Campus offers a number of PLA options for undergraduate students. Many new or returning Penn State World Campus students already…

Faculty Focus: Sophie Penney

Sophie Penney teaches courses for the Penn State World Campus Philanthropic Leadership Certificate. We recently sat down with her to talk about the certificate program, as well as her background in the field of fundraising. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. As a first-generation college student…

Faculty Focus: Josh Kirby

We recently caught up with Josh Kirby, lead faculty member for Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) online programs at Penn State. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and how you arrived at your current position at Penn State. I’m new to my role as the lead faculty member for…

World Campus to Offer New Bachelor’s in HDFS Program

A new program will soon be available to students who want to further their education in human development. The College of Health and Human Development will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State World Campus beginning in fall 2013. Current associate and certificate students in HDFS will…

New Information Sciences Option Available at World Campus

We are pleased to announce that effective spring 2013, the College of Information Sciences and Technology will offer a new option in the Associate in Science in Information Sciences and Technology program at Penn State World Campus. If you are a current 2IST student or are considering pursuing your associate degree in IST this may…

Do You Know Your Major’s Requirements?

Getting familiar with your major’s requirements and understanding your degree audit can be a challenge. Our webinars focus on delivering major-specific information to you covering everything from general education to elective requirements. Who should be attending? Attend if you: are new to Penn State are thinking about changing majors are exploring majors have questions about…

Penn State Launches the First EA Online Master’s Program in the World

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has launched the first enterprise architecture (EA) program in North America and the first online EA master’s program in the world. The EA program is in response to the rapidly increasing demand for professionals with a unique combination of skills and perspectives to align enterprise information…

Consider a Minor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Several new minor options are now available to World Campus students, including a minor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER). World Campus academic adviser Julia Glover offers this information about the LSER minor. Do you enjoy people, diversity, and organizational or social change?  Have you thought about the impact of globalization on employees and…

Become Proficient in IT for Health Care with a Nursing Informatics Certificate

With the technological developments in the health care industry, it’s important to set yourself apart by gaining the skills necessary to keep up with these advancements. With this is mind, the World Campus is excited to announce that we now offer a 9-credit undergraduate certificate program in nursing informatics. This program combines nursing with information…