As Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, Penn State has a broad mission of teaching, research, and public service. But that mission was not so grandly conceived in 1855, when the Commonwealth chartered it as one of the nation's first colleges of agricultural science, with a goal to apply scientific principles to farming.
Penn State’s land-grant mission embraces teaching, research, and public service in order to support the citizens of the Commonwealth, collaborating with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society. The University generates approximately $8.5 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually within Pennsylvania.
With over $900 million in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the top 25 U.S. research universities, and is one of only two institutions in the nation accorded land grant, sea grant, sun grant, and space grant status.
Career Services is committed to offering a comprehensive array of programs and services that supports and facilitates career development for all students. Programs and resources are provided to assist students and alumni in specifying career goals, expanding knowledge of career alternatives, understanding effective decision making, and acquiring appropriate strategies and skills to carry out the process.
The decision to return to school is a major one. They understand and they're here to help support you along the way. As a World Campus student, you will be supported by a team of knowledgeable and compassionate staff who understand the complexities of balancing work and life while learning online.They talk to busy adult learners like you every day. They listen to your concerns about going back to school or balancing work and family life. They help you navigate a path to meet your education and career goals. They watch you gain confidence. And they celebrate with you on graduation day.
A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment that will enable a qualified student with a disability to participate in a course, program, facility, activity or service and includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges equal to students without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, or modifications for facilities.
As a World Campus student, you have access to the eighth largest research library collection in North America, which includes millions of books, e-books, maps, CDs, DVDs, and more. You can also access thousands of journals (many available online and in full text), and hundreds of research databases. You can locate any of these materials via the online catalog, known as the the CAT, or the Libraries' search tool, LionSearch.
You can use the Libraries’ website to:
learn about library resources for World Campus students
borrow materials — check out the Libraries’ distance delivery service for World Campus students
find high-quality information using research guides based on subject or course; these are created by librarians who are subject specialists in a wide array of disciplines
access subject guides and e-reserves in Canvas through the library resources tab in your course
use this guide for online students for guidance on how to effectively use the library
access free E-Books that may be available for certain courses
chat live online with a reference librarian
The Libraries' mobile site allows you to access their website anywhere at any time. In addition, if you live in Pennsylvania you can access University Libraries resources at any Penn State campus in the state.
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Penn State has 24 campuses across the Commonwealth—a campus within practical commuting distance of virtually every Pennsylvanian.
Penn State encompasses more than 23,000 acres and more than 1,784 buildings statewide, including 7,343 acres and 947 buildings at University Park.
The IM Building offers a variety of selectorized and free weight stations, two separate dumbbell areas, and more than 90 cardio machines with cable and internet access available for training. You will also find our climbing suite, fitness classes, and gymnasium complex here. This is the place for you whether your dancing, lifting, climbing, or running.
The McCoy Natatorium offers a variety of water-related programming throughout the year like recreational swimming, instruction & certifications, club sports groups, intramural events, and a variety of special aquatic events and competitions.
Their programs are also accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of the individual programs have additional accreditations through governing bodies in those particular fields of study.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.