Majors at Abington

Majors at Abington


The bachelor of science in Accounting (ACCAB) prepares students for careers in corporate and business accounting, auditing and public accounting, industrial and managerial accounting, and in governmental and not-for-profit accounting. The program also provides a sound foundation for students to pursue graduate studies in accounting or related fields.

American Studies

Students explore American culture from multiple perspectives to develop high-level speaking, writing, and analytic abilities.


Art majors are prepared for professional careers or continuing graduate study in fine art, graphic design, industrial design, architecture, fashion, and other visual disciplines.


The Division of Science and Engineering offers two different B. S. degrees in Biology.

  • Genetics and Developmental Biology Option prepares students for careers in biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and graduate study in cellular and molecular biology and related areas. more info and contacts
  • Vertebrate Physiology Option prepares students for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and graduate study in biomedical research.


Students can focus their degree on a key business sector through the choice of an 18-credit option in one of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Health Services  
  • Management/Marketing
  • Individualized course of study.

Corporate Communication

Corporate communicators know how to craft the right message and send it to the right audience at the right time.

Criminal Justice (B.A., B.S)

This major includes study in law enforcement, courts and corrections individually and as components of a system, plus work in theories of crime causation, and crime control policy.

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

This program, as with all Penn State undergraduate teacher education programs, is designed to provide students with experiences necessary to become certified teachers.


The English major provides highly marketable skills in critical thinking, writing, reading, and in analyzing and synthesizing texts.


The major prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, banking, public finance, and international finance. The major also prepares students who want to pursue graduate study in finance.

General Engineering

The General Engineering degree with Multidisciplinary Engineering Design option (GE-MED) incorporates advanced course work in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and engineering design to produce innovative engineers specialized in systems design and integration.


Our faculty is involved in research on a wide geographic and temporal range, from ancient to modern times.

Information Sciences & Technology (IST)

Curriculum emphasizes the integration of computers, the internet and related cutting edge technologies to solve complex problems in a wide variety of organizations and institutions. Internship allows students to gain practical, real-world job experience prior to graduation. Students can choose from two options:

  • Integration and Application
  • Design and Development

Integrative Arts

Students may integrate several areas of the arts, such as theater, music, film, or the visual arts, or combine one or more arts areas with other disciplines such as business, English, history, psychology, or sociology.

Letters, Arts & Sciences

Graduates of this program are well prepared to enter careers or succeed in graduate programs in humanities and the social sciences.

Nursing Programs

A program for nurses who have previously earned either an associate degree or a diploma in nursing.

Psychological & Social Sciences (B.A., B.S.)

Choose our B.A. or B.S. option, both of which require an internship to emphasize the application of classroom knowledge to real-world settings.

Rehabilitation & Human Services

The RHS major trains students interested in improving quality of life for persons impacted by disabilities.


In addition to core courses in mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics, and biology, students can choose from the following three options:

  • Life Science  
  • General Science  
  • Mathematical Sciences