Undergraduate students are encouraged to use all available resources to help them make the most of their Penn State experience. This includes reviewing suggested academic plans, understanding entrance to major requirements, and staying informed of curricular changes. Academic advisers work in partnership with each student to help them meet these requirements and make informed decisions in line with their goals and interests. Learn more about expectations and preparation for meeting with your academic adviser.
Scheduled Appointments and Drop-In Advising
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising offers scheduled appointments and drop-in advising sessions at different times throughout the year. View academic services, including academic advising, appointment options below.
Students should meet with their assigned adviser at least once a semester for academic planning, though students planning to study abroad or pursue a concurrent major may need to meet with their adviser multiple times in one semester.
Major Requirements and Plans
- Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations (CYAOP)
- Data Sciences (DATSC APPDS)
- Enterprise Technology Integration (ETCHI)
- Human-Centered Design and Development (HCDD)
- Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS)
- ISTBS Plan Flowchart
- Security and Risk Analysis (SRA)
IST Policies and Procedures
- Academic Integrity
- Academic Warning
- Change of Campus
- Change of Major
- Concurrent Majors
- Entrance to Major Exception
- Graduating Students
- Independent Study
- Undergraduate Research