Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

Entry to Major Requirements

Entry to the Mathematical Sciences major requires that the student has completed: MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4). A 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average is required.

Secondary Education option candidates must provide evidence of taking the PAPA (Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment) and submit their scores for the three modules in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Special Admissions Information

Applicants should have completed most of their first two years of college with a cumulative grade-point average to meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s required minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).  In addition, students must have a grade of "C" or better in six credits of college-level mathematics (MATH or STAT prefixes), three credits of college-level English literature, and three credits of English composition. The Office of Enrollment Services at Penn State Harrisburg is responsible for evaluating prior college work.
Students accepted into the Teacher Education Program must show the certified results of “no record” from these clearances before being allowed to enter schools for observation and student teaching:

  • FBI Clearance Fingerprint check
  • Act 151 PA Child abuse history clearance
  • Act 34 Request for criminal record check

For a B.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

For a B.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences with the Secondary Education option, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Test Requirements

Applicants must pass required Basic Skills testing prior to formal admission to the program. Review this page to see what tests you need to take.