College offers new degrees - Spring 2003 Ivy Leaf Magazine

Ivy Leaf - Spring 2003

College offers new degrees

Beginning with the fall 2003 semester, students can enroll in one of the College's newest degree programs: the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees in psychology, or the bachelor of science degree in elementary education. "Psychology is a popular major at the University overall, and local surveys and market assessments showed us that it would be a popular major at Penn State Altoona, as well as a field that occupational projections show will be experiencing growth locally and statewide," said Valerie Stratton, program coordinator and associate professor of psychology. The program will help prepare students to work in human service agencies, industrial settings, laboratories, or continue their training in graduate or professional studies, such as medical or law school.

For a number of years, the College has offered the first three years of elementary education and, beginning fall 2003, students will be able to complete their elementary education degree at Penn State Altoona. The bachelor of science degree in elementary education prepares students for teaching careers and offers an elementary teaching option.