At the completion of a degree from Central Penn College, graduates will have obtained
a certain skill set. The skill set is a combination of educational experiences from the
student’s program of study; the general education core which includes humanities; math,
science, and technology; social and behavioral sciences; and campus life.
It is the responsibility of the student, with guidance from his/her faculty advisor, to
fulfill all degree and program requirements. Students should keep an accurate record
of courses taken. Transfer students should follow the educational plan outlined in their
transfer evaluation using the degree matrix or academic road map found under the
student resources on Blackboard.
The following section outlines degree requirements for all undergraduate programs of
study at Central Penn College.
- All students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and fulfill all degree
requirements to be eligible for graduation. Requirements vary by program.
- The general education requirements comprise one-third of the curriculum in
A. Humanities – Humanities courses serve to grow knowledge of human culture
and experiences that shape people’s understanding of society and the world.
B. Math, Science, and Technology – Math, science, and technology courses focus
on generating results through problem solving and utilizing sources for data and
C. Social and Behavioral Sciences – Social and behavioral science courses explore
identity, society, and relationships.
- Degree Levels: Associate degree programs require a minimum of 61 credits. Bachelor
degree programs require a minimum of 124 credits. Master degree programs require
33 credits beyond the baccalaureate.
- Program Requirements: Most programs of study consist of field-specific courses, in
addition to several elective courses. Students are strongly encouraged to declare a
program of study upon acceptance. Students must declare a major prior to receiving
- Concentrations: Students have the option of choosing a concentration within several
programs of study. Concentrations consist of specially focused courses within certain
bachelor of science degree programs.
- Internship/Capstone Experience: All students must fulfill the internship or capstone
requirement for their program. Requirements vary by program.