Earn a Letters, Arts, and Sciences degree close to home at Penn State Mont Alto.
The Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS) baccalaureate program is a multi-disciplinary, theme-oriented, student-designed major. Motivated, creative students interested in an individualized course of study find the LAS degree attractive. The flexibility of the LAS program helps a student prepare for a wide range of careers.
Consider our Letters, Arts, and Sciences program if...
You want to complete a baccalaureate degree at Penn State Mont Alto and your interests span more than one discipline. LAS is a good fit if you have a unique mix of interests and want to build a specific combination of skills.
Each LAS degree is unique and designed by the individual!
Before entering the major, the student collaborates with the LAS adviser to formulate an academic plan to meet his/her education and career goals. The major (36 credits) includes courses in four skill areas (research proficiency, communication, critical thinking, and application of theory) and addresses a theme through five senior-level courses drawn from at least three subject areas and three additional courses at any level. Students may not duplicate existing Penn State majors. An important standard for entrance to the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major is the student's ability to design a program with academic integrity worthy of a bachelor of arts degree.
Students must have a completed academic plan plus a GPA of at least 2.0 with 27.5 credits completed to be eligible for entrance into this major. Students may enter this degree from pre-major status at Penn State, after completing and associate degree, or as students with transfer credits from another college or earned during military service. Students who have completed 91 credits may not enter this major. Students with fewer than 27.5 credits should start in a pre-major status.
Start here. Stay here.
Students who earn their Associate degrees at Penn State Mont Alto can custom-tailor their Bachelor's degrees by choosing the Letters, Arts, and Sciences program, without ever leaving Penn State Mont Alto. This academic path is a popular gateway for those students to then pursue graduate degrees in their fields. Associate degrees in Letters, Arts, and Sciences are also available right here at Penn State Mont Alto.
Dr. Lauraine Hawkins is our campus adviser for these degree options.
Contact the LAS Adviser
The individual student will work closely with Dr. Lauraine Hawkins, the program coordinator, each semester to ensure that s/he is making due progress toward the degree.