Majors, Minors, and Certificates

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Engineering Majors at Penn State

*Offered only at Penn State Commonwealth Campuses
**Offered through the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

What is a minor?

A minor is an academic program that supplements your major. At Penn State, a minor requires you to take 18-21 credits of course work in a single area. Some minors offered through the College of Engineering:

What is a certificate?

A certificate program requires you to complete a set of core requirements in a certain area through a combination of in-class work and co-curricular experiences. Once attained, your certificate program will be noted on your transcript and will enhance your resume to set you apart from others in your field. The College of Engineering currently offers six certificate programs:

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