The Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) program at Penn State Mont Alto allows students with specific career goals to design a major that is consistent with their interests and career goals. Students work closely with the LAS adviser to design a program that includes core course work in communication, research, analytical skills, and theory, as well as upper-division course work in three academic areas.
Minimum high school course requirements for admission to baccalaureate (four-year) degree programs include four units (years) of English, five units in any combination of foreign language, social studies, arts, and humanities, three units of science and three units of mathematics, selected from any combination of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Penn State recommends that students take two consecutive years of a language as well as a fourth unit of mathematics. Proof of graduation or a GED for admission into a four-year degree program is also required. Traditional first year students will be reviewed based on their high school academic record along with their standardized test scores. Penn State accepts either the SAT or the ACT and will review the best score from one single test date for admission. Adult and transfer students will be reviewed on their previous academic records for admission into the program. Transfer students with over 60 credits may be required to meet with the program adviser before being admitted into the Bachelor’s degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
Students interested in applying for the Bachelor’s in Letters, Arts, and Sciences should fill out the online application at admissions.psu.edu. An official transcript from any other institution(s) attended must be submitted along with the official high school transcript. Traditional first-year students must also submit their official SAT or ACT scores. The LAS program can be started in either the fall or spring semester so please visit the Admissions website to see when the next available semester begins.
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- About the LAS Baccalaureate Degree