Education and Public Policy

Effective May 2015

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
EDPSY 101: Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 101 (GQ)

EDPSY 101 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 100: Statistical Concepts and ReasoningNotes for: STAT 100 (GQ)

STAT 100 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GQ SelectionNotes for: GQ Selection

GQ Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030: Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science SelectionNotes for: Natural Science Selection (GN)

Natural Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PL SC 001: Introduction to American National GovernmentNotes for: PL SC 001 (GS)

PL SC 001 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDUC 100S:First-Year Seminar in EducationNotes for: EDUC 100S (FYS)

EDUC 100S (FYS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1-3
Total credits 13-16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Arts SelectionNotes for: Arts Selection (GA)

Arts Selection (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECON 102: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102 (GS)

ECON 102 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HIST 021 American Civilization Since 1877 Notes for: HIST 021 (GH) (US)

HIST 021 (GH) (US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science SelectionNotes for: Natural Science Selectin (GN)

Natural Science Selectin (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SOC 001: Introductory SociologyNotes for: SOC 001 (GS)

SOC 001 (GS)

Students at campuses other than UP should schedule General Education or elective courses in place of RHS 100, 300 & 301, which may be scheduled with the other RHS courses at UP.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or R SOC 011: Introductory Rural Sociology Notes for: R SOC 011 (GS) (US0

R SOC 011 (GS) (US0

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
EDPSY 101: Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 101 (GQ)

EDPSY 101 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 100: Statistical Concepts and ReasoningNotes for: STAT 100 (GQ)

STAT 100 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GQ SelectionNotes for: GQ Selection (GQ)

GQ Selection (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
ECON 104: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Notes for: ECON 104 (GS)

ECON 104 (GS)

Students at campuses other than UP should schedule General Education or elective courses in place of RHS 100, 300 & 301, which may be scheduled with the other RHS courses at UP.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 115: Education in American SocietyNotes for: EDTHP 115 (US)

EDTHP 115 (US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SOC 005: Social ProblemsNotes for: SOC 005 (GS)

SOC 005 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts SelectionNotes for: Arts Selection (GA)

Arts Selection (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5-17.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
EDTHP 200: Educational Reform and Public PolicyNotes for: EDTHP 200 (GS)

EDTHP 200 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science SelectionNotes for: Natural Science Selection (GN)

Natural Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities SelectionNotes for: Humanities Selection (GH)

Humanities Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PL SC 003: Introduction to Comparative PoliticsNotes for: PL SC 003 (GS)

PL SC 003 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100 (GWS)

CAS 100 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A (GWS)

ENGL 202A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202B: Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B (GWS)

ENGL 202B (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
Leadership, Decision Making and Ethics SelectionNotes for: Leadership, Decision Making and Ethics Selection

Leadership, Decision Making and Ethics Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Policy Problems and Public Systems SelectionNotes for: Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 222: Foundations: Civic and Community EngagementNotes for: CAS 222 (GS) (US) (IL)

CAS 222 (GS) (US) (IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Major Related Course SelectionNotes for: Major Related Course Selection

Major Related Course Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Summer Session

Course DetailsCredits
EDTHP 395: Field Experience in Education and Public PolicyNotes for: EDTHP 395

EDTHP 395

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 3

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Data Analysis SelectionNotes for: Applied Data Analysis Selection

Applied Data Analysis Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 394: Professional Development in Education and Public PolicyNotes for: EDTHP 394

EDTHP 394

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Policy Problems and Public Systems SelectionNotes for: Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 400 Level SelectionNotes for: EDTHP 400 Level Selection

EDTHP 400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Major Related Course SelectionNotes for: Major Related Course Selection

Major Related Course Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
EDTHP 420: Education and Public PolicyNotes for: EDTHP 420

EDTHP 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 400 Level SelectionNotes for: EDTHP 400 Level Selection

EDTHP 400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Policy Problems and Public Systems SelectionNotes for: Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Policy Problems and Public Systems SelectionNotes for: Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Diversity and Equity SelectionNotes for: Diversity and Equity Selection

Diversity and Equity Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Policy Problems and Public Systems SelectionNotes for: Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Policy Problems and Public Systems Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 400 Level SelectionNotes for: EDTHP 400

EDTHP 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Diversity and Equity SelectionNotes for: Diversity and Equity Selection

Diversity and Equity Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Leadership, Decision Making and Ethics SelectionNotes for: Leadership, Decision Making and Ethics Selection

Leadership, Decision Making and Ethics Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • Must complete at least 3 cr. of United States (US) and 3 cr. of International Cultures (IL).
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • ETM notes a course is required for entrance to major/certification program.
  • Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
  • Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
  • Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum.   Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits, as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and Testing requirements. Advisers also can assist students in identifying coursework offered at Penn State in the SUMMER.

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

GQ Selection
ENGL 015 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
ENGL 030 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
SOC 001 (GS)
Students at campuses other than UP should schedule General Education or elective courses in place of RHS 100, 300 & 301, which may be scheduled with the other RHS courses at UP.
ECON 104 (GS)
Students at campuses other than UP should schedule General Education or elective courses in place of RHS 100, 300 & 301, which may be scheduled with the other RHS courses at UP.
CAS 100 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.