Computer Science Entrance Requirements Check List

for students from other PSU campuses

This check list is designed specifically for students from other campuses of the Penn State system who plan to transfer to the computer science program at Penn State Harrisburg.

A minimum of 56 credit hours with a 2.0 cummulative grade point average are required which are distributed as follows.

(9 credits)

____ ENGL 015 (3) or ENGL 030 (3) [GWS]

____ ENGL 202C (3) [GWS]

____ CAS 100 (3) [GWS]

(10 credits)

____ MATH 140 (4) [GQ]

____ MATH 141 (4) [GQ]

____ MATH 220 (4) [GQ]

Computer Science
(6 credits)

CMPSC 121 (3) [GQ]

____ CMPSC 122 (3)

Natural Sciences
(9 credits)
Any course with a GN suffix accepted

[GN] PHYS 211 (4)





(6 credits)
Any course with a GA suffix accepted




(6 credits)
Any course with a GH suffix accepted




Social & Behavioral Sciences
(6 credits)
Any course with a GS suffix accepted




Health & Physical Activities
(3 credits)
Any course with a GHA suffix accepted


General Electives
(1 credits)

1 credits of any non-remedial courses accepted.

Additional requirements
(6 credits)
  • First-Year Seminar, 1 credit of any course with a S, T, X, or PSU designations.
  • United States Cultures and International Cultures Requirements, 3 credits of any course with a US designation and 3 credits of any course with an IL designation. These can be satisfied simultaneously with any of the above requirements, or any course in the degree requirements.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum requirement is satisfied by CMPSC 487W, a required course in the COMP degree program.
  • If you spend the first two years at Penn State Harrisburg, you also need to take SSET 295 (1 credit).

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