Students who intend to major in Computer Science and are admitted as first-year students are placed in a pre-major status called CASCN (or DUS in some cases). These students can enter the Computer Science major (COMP) as soon as they meet the entrance qualification, by completing the Change-of-Major process on LionPATH. To be qualified for COMP major, a student must:
- have earned a C or better in each of the following courses: MATH 140, MATH 141, CMPSC 121, and CMPSC 122
- have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students can transfer to Penn State Harrisburg for Computer Science by successfully fulfilling the following requirements: 1) attempted at least 18 credits from a regionally accredited college/university, 2) earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (GPA's are recalculated to include all courses and grades, including all repeated courses, from all colleges/universities previously attended), and 3) completing trigonometry, pre-calculus, OR calculus in college OR high school.
NOTE: exceptions may be made for adult learners. Students who have not completed the Entrance-to-Major (ETM) courses listed above, but have met the transfer Admissions requirements, will initially enroll as a Pre-Major student. Once all ETM courses have been satisfied, the student will transition to the Computer Science degree program.