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UPenn Academics

University of Pennsylvania requires a minimum of to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Around 96% of students who started college at UPenn finish the requirements for graduation within six years. UPenn offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at UPenn?

UPenn has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at UPenn

When choosing a major, UPenn students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UPenn below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UPenn does not require a senior project for all students.

Does UPenn Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UPenn offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UPenn Have An Online Program?

UPenn has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UPenn Give AP Credit?

UPenn offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UPenn Have An Honor's Program?

UPenn offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and does not offer a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does UPenn Require Internships?

UPenn requires an internship for students in some majors only. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

UPenn Majors & Subject Areas

Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
South Asian Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Folklore Studies
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering Design
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Legal Studies, General
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
International/Global Studies
Cognitive Science
Computational Science
Sustainability Studies
Philosophy, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Demography and Population Studies
Economics, General
Applied Economics
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Graphic Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Scientist
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Environmental Health
Public Health, Other
Veterinary Medicine
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
Nursing Education
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Transportation/Mobility Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting and Finance
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Public Finance
Organizational Behavior Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Actuarial Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
Retailing and Retail Operations
History, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, Other

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