Math Sciences 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 Mathematical Sciences program at Penn State Harrisburg.

A minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.0 cummulative grade point average are required which are distributed as follows.

(9 credits)

____ English Composition (3) [GWS]

ENGL 015 or 030

____ Technical Writing (3) [GWS]


____ Speech (3) [GWS]

CAS 100
NOTE: Math Sciences students who plan to select the Secondary Education Mathematics option must also take 3 credits of college-level English Literature. See note in the Humanities section below.
(14-15 credits)

____ Calculus I (4) [GQ]

MATH 140

____ Calculus II (4)[GQ]

MATH 141

____ Calculus & Vector Analysis (4)

MATH 230

____ Matrices (2)[GQ]

MATH 220

____ Ordinary & Partiald Differential Equations (4)

MATH 251
Natural Sciences
(9 credits)
Any course with a GN suffix accepted






(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
(6 credits)

6 credits of any non-remedial courses accepted.

Additional requirements  
  • 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 MATH 311W or MASC 475W, a required course in the MASC 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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