Pre-major ALBUS or DUS
A student can complete a four-year degree at Penn State Altoona in Business (BSBAL) or Accounting (ACCAL). All students interested in staying at Penn State Altoona can be placed into the pre-major of ALBUS or DUS.
B.S. in Business completed at Altoona—Pre-major ALBUS
The Business degree is a B.S. in Business degree with option areas in include:
- Management and Marketing
Entrance to Major can occur upon completion of MATH 22 or higher0 (040, 041, 110, 140) and credits completed > 29.1 and 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.
B.S. in Accounting—Pre-major ALBUS
The Accounting degree is a B.S. in Accounting. Entry to the Accounting major requires the completion of eight entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 2111, ECON 102, ENGL 151 or ENGL 301, FIN 301, MATH 1101 or MATH 1401, MGMT 301, MKTG 301, SCM 2001 or STAT 2001; and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.
Food for thought
- Some students complete more than one option when they stay at Penn State Altoona (e.g., Management/Marketing and Accounting). It is not difficult to switch options if you decide you are not liking the option you have selected.
- The Sheetz Fellows program is an opportunity you should begin in the spring of your sophomore year.
- Language is not required for the Penn State Altoona Business Program (except for admissions). If you complete a language at the third level, we can use it to fulfill a general education requirement (e.g., GN).
- MATH 110 is NOT a “C or better required” course for the Penn State Altoona Business (BSBAL) Major.