Lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory and advanced biochemistry, and biochemistry of the gene are regularly offered to Abington students. Research opportunities with our research faculty in the areas of: organic chemistry, protein biochemistry, theoretical chemistry, and conformational chemistry are also available under the auspices of ACURA (Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities).
Communication Arts & Sciences
All Penn State students are required to take a course to develop their skills in oral communication. You can complete this through CAS 100A (Effective Speech) or CAS 100B (100B focuses on communication within groups).
These classes are offered every semester at the Abington campus; completing this requirement early in your academic career will benefit you in all your other courses.
Other Communication Arts & Sciences courses cover topics such as intercultural communication, gender and communication, and organizational communication.
A wide range of courses in mathematics are available to Abington students that include algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, matrices, finite math, and math education. Research opportunities with our research faculty in various areas of mathematics are also available under the auspices of ACURA (Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities).
There are many opportunities for the musically inclined at Penn State Abington! We offer a variety of courses in music appreciation, history, and theory, as well as classes focused on specific musical genres such as rock, popular music, and jazz.
- Private Voice and Piano Lessons
- Musical Theater
Lecture and laboratory courses in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, fluids and thermal physics, wave motion and quantum physics, and medical physics are regularly offered to Abington students. Research opportunities with our research faculty in various exciting areas of physics are also available under the auspices of ACURA (Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities).
Penn State Abington College allows you to fulfill your language requirement in a choice of languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.
For more information on placement into the correct level of language, please visit: https://abington.psu.edu/world-languages
If you are an Abington student and need more information on language placement, please contact Rosa Maria Chism, Coordinator and Advisor of World Languages, [email protected]
If you need to make arrangements to demonstrate full proficiency in a language other than English, please contact Rita Mejias, Coordinator of Language Testing and Certification, [email protected]
The Penn State Abington Writing Program serves all students who complete required first-year or 200-level writing courses for GWS General Education credit. We also offer a Writing Minor that serves as a useful complement to any major. It allows students to prepare for a range of jobs by taking courses in editing or in creative, business, digital, technical, journalistic, or academic writing. In addition, we offer courses that provide one-to-one support to writers enrolled in first-year writing courses. And we organize numerous campus events involving writing, for instance the National Day on Writing event that takes place every October. For more information about the Writing Program, click here.