LEAP Prides

LEAP Prides

Choose from one of three LEAP Prides:

General Education Pride

The General Education Pride provides students with the opportunity to get a head start on satisfying their General Education requirements. Students in this pride will select two General Education courses from the 2018 Summer Session II schedule. General Education encompasses the breadth of knowledge involving the major intellectual and aesthetic skills and achievements of humanity, and the General Education courses at Penn State aim to cultivate an informed and literate human being.

Engineering Pride

The Engineering Pride allows new engineering students to complete an important design course, satisfy a General Education requirement, and participate in out-of-class engineering activities. Students in this pride will select EDSGN 100 and a General Education course from the 2018 Summer Session II schedule. It is recommended that students in this pride elect to take MATH 20, 22, or 140 to gain real experience of college course rigor and progress towards degree completion. Engineering Design introduces students to the engineering approach to problem-solving and requires the presentation of design principles in class. General Education courses provide students with the communication, critical-thinking, analytical, and practical skills necessary to be successful in engineering majors and in life. 

Entrepreneurship Pride

The Entrepreneurship Pride allows new students to complete the first course in the entrepreneurship minor, satisfy a General Education requirement, and participate in out-of-class entrepreneurship activities. Students will start thinking like an entrepreneur. Students in the Entrepreneurship Pride will take ECON 102 and a General Education course from the 2018 Summer Session II schedule. It is recommended that students in this pride elect to take LER 100. ECON 102 introduces students to the science and art of making different choices or alternatives of which every successful entrepreneur will need to understand before embarking on their entrepreneurial journey. LER 100 (recommended for this pride) provides the students with an opportunity to examine the employment relationship with management, workers, unions, and the public. By understanding employee/employer relationships, students are developing their communication, critical-thinking, and interpersonal skills which are imperative in to being successful in any career path.