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   Northampton Community College
            Transfer Guide
       Business Administration




   Curriculum and Campus Information
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Why Penn State?
Penn State was ranked first in a September 2010 Wall Street Journal survey* that was
created to identify the schools that are most likely to help students land a job in key
careers and professions—areas that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of
satisfaction.

To accomplish this, the paper surveyed recruiters for the nation's largest public and
private companies, nonprofit organizations and federal agencies across every region of
the country and spanning nearly two dozen industries.

Recruiters were asked to identify, based on their experience, the schools on the list of
100 top colleges and universities whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-
trained and educated, and the best able to succeed once hired. The school with the
most mentions was Penn State University.

Penn State Worthington Scranton at a Glance
                  1,400 students
                  23; Average class size
                  45-acre campus
                  62 full-time and 46 part-time faculty members



      Penn State Worthington Scranton plans to offer classes in
      Monroe County using both video-networking and traditional
                        classroom formats.


     We invite you to become part of our Penn State Worthington
    Scranton community. The following pages offer you information
       on student services and student life on campus, transfer
           information, contacts and directions to campus.


     * http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704358904575478074223658024.html?KEYWORDS=penn+state+and+jobs
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Academic Advising
All students are assigned an academic advisor. Advisors assist students with schedule planning,
academic progress, information and referrals.

Business Building
Penn State Worthington Scranton’s new Business Building is a $6 million, 11,000 square foot, state-of-
the-art learning facility that features:
              Wall-Street style trading room –              Technology classrooms/Video Network
                  with dual monitor computer                 Conference room
                  stations                                   Break-out classrooms/study areas
              Tiered lecture hall                           Faculty offices
              E-learning classrooms

Business Internship Program
All students in the Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree program are required successfully
to complete an internship program. This program enables students to gain real world experience in
business while making correlations to what they are learning in the classroom.

Business Mentoring Program
The Linde Family Business Mentoring Program is a two-year program that begins in the junior year of
study for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Degree at Penn State Worthington Scranton. It is
a selective program that engages students who demonstrate an eagerness to expand their knowledge of
business through a variety of carefully planned academic experiences.
The first year entails attendance at business related forums on and off campus as well as immersion in a
yearlong leadership skills development program. In their senior year, students are paired with business
professionals in their area of interest for hands-on experience in working with their mentor.
Students accepted into the Linde Family Business Mentoring Program gain real-world knowledge and
experiences, develop a network in the business community, and acquire leadership and interpersonal
skills that will prepare them for their professional careers. Their participation in high-profile business
activities, along with their academic achievements in courses, will provide valuable items to list on their
resumes.

Student Success Center
The David and Ann Hawk Student Success Center at Penn State Worthington Scranton is a modern,
attractive space that allows for collaboration and effective delivery of student programs. Its open design
provides a very welcoming space that is conducive to providing multiple services to students in a
comprehensive and comfortable setting.
The center offers health and wellness programs, psychological counseling, financial aid, academic tutorial
opportunities, advising services, and career services in an inclusive and integrated area. Personal
Enrichment and Leadership Development programs are also available in this dynamic center.

Walsh Lecture Series
The Richard M. and Jean McNichols Walsh Lecture Series brings top quality presenters in the fields of
business and information sciences and technology to Penn State Worthington Scranton every April.
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Student Life
Student Government Association (SGA)

Representative voice of the student body

       Sponsors functions for WS student body
       Assists other campus student organizations
       Enriches the educational and out-of-classroom experience by increasing participation
       resulting in leadership, cultural and civic responsibility

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

       Unites architects, engineers, contractors, building construction officials, and
       manufacturers in providing research technology transfer and standard performance and
       practice for this industry
       Promotes educational seminars and field trips as well as various national programs

Anime Club

       Promotes Japanese culture through animation

Athletic Club

       Promotes school spirit and sporting event attendance
       Open to all PSWS students; all student athletes are members
       Promotes fundraising for athletics, intramurals and open recreation

Business Club

       Promotes a better understanding of the business world
       Plans fundraisers and field trips

Blue and White Society

       Represents the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association
       Blue & White members are truly Penn State Proud and have a mission to "enhance
       student life...while establishing a foundation for lifelong commitment to the University‖
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Penn State Worthington Scranton Chorale and Jazz Band

      Blends a series of voice ranges such as altos, sopranos, bass, and tenors into the
      PSWS Choir
      Musical performances and field trips also counted as 1 credit towards Grade Point
      Average (GPA)

Cheerleaders

      Promotes school spirit on campus
      Cheers at athletic events
      Foster campus interest in attendance

Community Service Club (CSC)

      Promotes student professionalism and fosters community involvement through services
      Plans campus and community service projects
      Sponsors guest speakers and field trips

Drama Club & Dance Club

      Provide forums to showcase our student's talent and creativity
      Dance team performs at basketball games and other campus events

Engineering Club

      Promotes the common interest of its members in engineering technology
      Sponsors guest speakers, field trips and engineering contest projects

Lighthouse

      Provides spiritual engagement for Christian students (not partial to any particular
      denomination)

Paranormal Club

      Seeks the truth behind real life mysteries

Political Debate Club

      Encourages students to register to vote and seek knowledge of our political system

Pride Club

      Supports all activities and sporting events on campus
      Promotes school spirit
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Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC)

      Helps further environmental awareness
      Sponsors river rafting, hikes, and other outdoor activities

Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Club

      Expands Penn State's tradition of leadership and community involvement
      Provides technology solutions to real world problems
      Helps to develop tomorrow’s technology leaders today

Lion Ambassadors

      Promote the campus and serve the campus community
      Provide student representatives of PSWS to aid, assist and promote admissions and
      Alumni activities

Nursing

      Provides the students with opportunities to broaden their awareness in professional and
      community experiences
      Any student nurse at PSWS is welcome to join

Non-Traditional Student Organization

      Provides a voice for the Adult Learner on campus
      Plans Adult Learner themed events for students and their families

Student Publications

      Publishes the campus newspaper, THE CUBS ROAR

Student Union Board

      Plans campus activities such as theme weeks, comedians, musicians and much more

Veterans Club

      Promotes the common interest of its members
      Offers assistance to each veteran
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Sports
Penn State Worthington Scranton Athletics is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic
Association Conference (USCAA)

Penn State Worthington Scranton offers four-year eligibility in the following varsity sports

              Men's and Women's                            Men's Baseball
               Basketball                                   Men's Soccer
              Men's and Women's Cross                      Women's Softball
               County                                       Women's Volleyball



Club Teams

              Cheerleading                             Co-ed Bowling


Intramural Teams

              Co-ed Volleyball                         Bench Press
              Co-ed Basketball                         100 mile run
              Co-ed Softball                           Ultimate Frisbee
              Six-Person Soccer                        Flag Football
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Campus Features:
    Multi-Purpose Building Gym and Fitness Center
    Library that is part of a Big-10, research-oriented, digital infrastructure that literally
    spans the globe
    Student study areas
    Cafeteria overlooking the Lackawanna valley
    Well stocked bookstore




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                         Working Together For Your Future Success
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    Penn State Worthington Scranton’s
      Baccalaureate Degree in Business (BSBCC)

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSBCC) is an upper-division, professionally
oriented business degree program designed for students seeking a broad-based,
general preparation in business. It is available in traditional classroom
instruction and online through the Penn State World Campus. The degree incorporates
the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, notably management,
marketing, finance, logistics, and the small-business climate present throughout the
Commonwealth. The degree focuses on competencies that enable graduates to think
and write clearly, analyze and evaluate business data accurately, and collaborate with
others effectively.


Options offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton:

      Marketing and Management Option
      Emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to function in community and
      regional centers of commerce.

      Financial Services Option
      Preparation for positions in community financial organizations such as banks,
      real estate firms, insurance brokers, investment firms, and credit companies.

      Individualized Business Option
      Design a program of study to suit your needs and goals. For this option, you
      elect 18 credits based on an individualized plan of study approved by your
      advisor.
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                                           Transfer Information
                                             Curriculum Planning Guide for
                                      Northampton Community College Students
                                       Associate in Arts in Business Administration
                                                     Transferring to
                                          Penn State Worthington Scranton
                                         Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB)
                                                           2011


 Northampton Community College (NCC) and Penn
 State Worthington Scranton (PSWS) established this             2. Although not required for transfer, students who
 transfer guide to help students understand the                 have graduated from high school in 2001 or later and
 courses they need to complete before transferring              have not completed the required two high school
 easily into the Bachelors of Science in Business               foreign language units must fulfill this
 (BSB) Degree at PSWS. To earn the BSB Degree,                  requirement by completing one semester of a college
 students must complete a minimum of 120 credits; 50            level foreign language. This course will be considered
 percent or more of the required business credits must          a high school foreign language requirement and
 be taken at PSWS. No more than 61 credits of                   cannot be counted towards the completion of a
 business and business-related courses at NCC can               baccalaureate degree.
 be transferred into the BSB Degree at PSWS.
                                                                3. Students are strongly advised to complete 3 credits
 Admission Requirements:                                        of United States Cultures (US) and 3 credits of
 1. Students must have more than 45 transferable                International Cultures (IL) within their general
 credits and a GPA greater than 2.0. Students must              education requirements. These courses are listed
 have completed MATH 22 or higher (Math 40, 41, 110             within the General Education Table below. For this
 or 140), in order to be admitted to BSBCC.                     major, only 3 credits of either US or IL are required
 2. Students are also required to have a minimum                since an upper division requirement will fulfill either a
 cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0                US or IL equivalent.
 scale). GPAs are recalculated to include all courses and
 grades, including all repeated courses.                        The evaluation of all other prior college work is done
                                                                on an individual basis by the Admissions Office at
 Recommendations/Notes:                                         Penn State Worthington Scranton. Students should
 1. Students are encouraged to complete the NCC                 work closely with their academic adviser at NCC and
 equivalent of the 8 Entry-to-Major course                      with Penn State Worthington Scranton for the most
 requirements: ENGL 015 GWS(3) or 030 GWS(3);                   up-to-date information.
 MATH 110 GQ(4) or140 GQ (4); ACCTG 211(4);
 STAT 200 GQ(4) or SCM 200 GQ(4); ECON 102
 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3); BA 243(4) or BA 241& BA
 242. (PSU University Bulletin revised 2/26/2010) MIS
 204, another Entry-to-Major course requirement, lacks              Apply online at http://admissions.psu.edu
 an NCC Equivalent and thus must be taken at PSWS.


Use the following model as a guide for NCC students who intend to transfer to Penn State Worthington
Scranton to major in Business. This guide is subject to change: the final award of transfer credit is
determined by Penn State University after students are admitted. It includes all of the required courses to
complete the AA in Business Administration at NCC while paralleling the freshman and sophomore years of
the PSWS BSB Degree program. Particular electives have been recommended so that they will fulfill both
the requirements of NCC and those of PSWS. Students wishing to take electives other than those
recommended below are advised to select courses that will fulfill specific general education requirements at
PSWS. NCC students are encouraged to consult with an advisor about their education plan.
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Recommended Academic Plan for completing the B.S. in Business (BSB University College at Penn
State Worthington Scranton, revised Fall 2009), while at NCC.

NCC                                                       Credits           PSWS Requirement for:

First Semester (Fall)

ACCT 101                 Financial Accounting I               3       ACCTG* (ACCT 211 + 5 general elective
                                                                      credits****)

CISC 101                 Introduction to Computers            3       MIS 204 [Will require a successful course
                                                                      substitution petition]

CMTH 102                 Speech Communications                3       CAS 100

ENGL 101C                English I                            3       ENG 015

Elective                 Natural Science (GN)                 3       GA/GH/GN***

Semester Credits                                              15



Second Semester
(Spring)

ACCT 151                  Accounting II                       3       3 Credit Elective

Elective                 Humanities (GH)                      3       GA/GH/GN***

BUSA 152                 Business Law I                       3       BLAW 243****

ENGL 151C                English II                           3       ENGL 202B (Will apply as free elective)

Math 140                 College Algebra                      3       Math 22 (GQ****)

Elective                 Art (GA)                             3       GA/GH/GN***

Semester Credits                                              18

      NCC Notes:
      NCC students need to complete MATH 145 or MATH 160 before taking MATH 180. MATH 145
      and MATH 160 will not count as the Math requirement for NCC's Business Administration degree
      (although it can be used as the one elective in the program).

      PSU Notes:
      * ACCT 101, ACCT 151 and ACCT 202 transfer as PSWS ACCTG 211 and 5 general credits that
      can be applied to free electives. This will require a successful course substitution petition.
      **ECON 102 and 104 were previously ECON 002 and 004
      ***See the list of PSWS courses in Art (GA), Humanities (GH), and Natural Science (GN) from the
      ―GENERAL EDUCATION TABLE‖, shown below, that correspond to NCC courses and thus will
      transfer directly into the PSWS BSB Program.
      ****General credits that do not correspond to specific PSU courses, but are used in fulfilling the
      requirement of having at least 120 total credits in completing the BSB Degree Program.
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NCC                                                      Credits       PSWS Requirement for:

Third Semester
(Fall)

ACCT 202                Managerial Accounting                 3      ACCTG 211*

BUSA 201                Business Statistics I                 4      SCM 200

ECON 201                Macroeconomics                        3      ECON 104**

Elective                Natural Science (GN)                  3      GA/GH/GN***

Math 180                Calculus (Math elective)              4      Math 140
                          (or Science elective)                       (If NCC Science see PSU GNs)

Semester Credits                                             17



Fourth Semester
(Spring)

ECON 251G               Microeconomics                        3      ECON 102**

Elective                Natural Science (GN)                  3      GA/GH/GN***

NCC BUS Elective:
BUSA 221 G              Business Writing                      3      ENGL 202D

Elective                Art (GA)                              3      GA/GH/GN***

Elective                Humanities (GH)/US Cultures           3      GA/GH/GN***
                        – See table on next page.

Semester Credits                                             15

TOTAL CREDITS AT NCC:                                        65



       NCC Notes:
       NCC students need to complete MATH 145 or MATH 160 before taking MATH 180. MATH 145
       and MATH 160 will not count as the Math requirement for NCC's Business Administration degree
       (although it can be used as the one elective in the program).

       PSU Notes:
       * ACCT 101, ACCT 151 and ACCT 202 transfer as PSWS ACCTG 211 and 5 general credits that
       can be applied to free electives. This will require a successful course substitution petition.
       **ECON 102 and 104 were previously ECON 002 and 004
       ***See the list of PSWS courses in Art (GA), Humanities (GH), and Natural Science (GN) from the
       ―GENERAL EDUCATION TABLE‖, shown below, that correspond to NCC courses and thus will
       transfer directly into the PSWS BSB Program.
       ****General credits that do not correspond to specific PSU courses, but are used in fulfilling the
       requirement of having at least 120 total credits in completing the BSB Degree Program.
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GENERAL EDUCATION TABLE

Listed below are NCC general education electives that have a direct equivalent to Penn State University
courses through the pre-transfer course evaluation guide at www.ws.psu.edu. Once the prospective student
submits his or her transcript for evaluation, Penn State University will provide the official transfer of credit
results. NCC and PSWS work cooperatively in a timely manner to provide transferability information;
however, courses are subject to change. Listed below are the NCC courses that meet the General Education
requirements for PSWS majors. This table may not be valid for other Penn State locations and is NOT all-
inclusive. Students should consult PSWS Admissions when determining transferability of NCC courses not
listed on this table.

Northampton Community College                     Course Credits           Penn State Worthington Scranton


Arts (GA) 6 credits
ARTA 101       Art History                                3                ART H 100 (GA;IL) ϯ
ARTA 107       Drawing                                    3                ART 020
ARTA 158       Painting I                                 3                ART 050
CMTH 110       Intro to Theatre                           3                THEA 100 (GA; US; IL) ϯ
MUSC 101       Intro to Music                             3                MUSIC 005
MUSC 110       Fundamental of Music                       3                MUSIC 008

Humanities (GH) 6 credits
ENGL 203      Shakespeare                                 3                ENGL129
ENGL 265      African –American Lit                       3                ENGL 139 (GH; IL) ϯ
HIST 113      American History I                          3                HIST 020
HIST 163      American History II                         3                HIST 021
PHIL 121      World Religions                             3                RLST 001 (GH; US; IL) ϯ
PHIL 201      Intro to Philosophy I                       3                PHIL 001
PHIL 202      Ethics & Moral Problems                     3                PHIL 003

Natural Science (GN) 9 credits
BIOS 104      Field Ecology                               4                Gen BIOL
BIOS 105      Contemporary Biology                        4                Gen BIOL
BIOS 107      Biology I                                   4                Gen BIOL
BIOS 110      Intro to Modern Genetics                    4                Gen BIOL
BIOS 115      Essentials of Biology                       4                Gen BIOL
CHEM 105      Chemistry in Contemporary Society           4                Gen CHEM
CHEM 120      General Chemistry I                         4                CHEM 110 and 111
GEOG 210      Meteorology                                 4                Gen METEO
GEOL 201      Physical Geology                            4                Gen GEOSC
PHYS 101      Intro to Physics                            4                PHYS 250


          Other General Education Courses available for transfer…. Please see your advisor.



ϯ Denotes a “US Cultures” Course Elective. In short, to fulfill the US Culture Course requirement,
take a GA or GH course with an ϯ symbol beside it.
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Recommended Academic Plan for completing the B.S. in Business (BSB University College at Penn
State Worthington Scranton, revised Fall 2009), while at PSWS.


Semester 5 (Fall)                                 Credits       Semester 6 (Spring)                        Credits
BA 321 Contemporary Skills for                       3          BA 322 Individual and                         3
Business Professionals                                          Interpersonal Effectiveness for
FIN 301 Corporate Finance                             3         Business Professionals
                                                                BA 420 Internship Preparation                  1
MIS 204 Business Information Systems                  3         SCM 301 Business Logistics                     3
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing                      3         Option Course Τ                                3
Health and Physical Activity Course                   3         Option Course Τ                                3
(GHA)
MGMT 301 Basic Management                             3         BA 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical              3
Concepts                                                        Env of Business
Total Semester Credits:                              18         Total Semester Credits:                       16


Semester 7 (Fall)                                 Credits       Semester 8 (Spring)                        Credits
BA 421 Project Management                            2          BA 422W Strategic Business                    3
                                                                Planning
BA 495 Internship                                     3         Option Course Τ                                3
Option Course Τ                                       3         Option Course Τ                                3
Option Course Τ                                       3         400-level Course                               3
IB 303 (IL) International Business                    3         400-level Option Course Τ                      2
Total Semester Credits:                              14         Total Semester Credits:                       16

            TOTAL CREDITS AT PSWS                                                                             64

BA 495 Internship will become a 3 credit course in Fall 2011 and an additional 3 credit 400 level Business course will be
required to make up the 3 credit reduction.

* ACCT 101, ACCT 151 and ACCT 202 transfer as PSWS ACCTG 211 and 5 general credits that can be applied to free
electives. This will require a successful course substitution petition.
• Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
• Italic type indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
• Italic Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General
Education requirements.
• GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
• US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures
requirements.
• W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: *Students are expected to follow FTCAP testing math placement recommendations. MATH 022 or
higher must be successfully completed by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major in BSBCC.
A minimum of 120.0 credits is required to complete the degree.

Τ
 Available options: Management & Marketing; Financial Services; Individualized. Consult your academic advisor and
Degree Audit for option courses.
Academic Advising Notes: A student’s career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing
an individual academic plan.

    Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses.

              Your Degree Audit on eLion is your official check of graduation requirements.
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                     Contacts and Directions
              Penn State Worthington Scranton

Address: 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore PA 18512                 Web Site: ws.psu.edu

Contacts:     Admissions: 570-963-2500

              Continuing Education - Offerings in Monroe County: 570-963-2600

Directions:

From New York City and Northern New Jersey Via the Delaware Water Gap and the
Poconos

Take Interstate 80 West to Mount Pocono, where Route 380 to Scranton joins the
Interstate
Route 380 ends at Interstate 81 in Dunmore. Continue on interstate 81N to Exit 188
(Throop).

As you get off Exit 188 (Throop) stay in the far right lane to go to Route 347 North –
Throop (also known as the O'Neill Highway).

After you get on the O'Neill Highway, get in the left lane. Follow the highway past a series
of traffic lights (3 including the intersection with University Drive -- do NOT turn in there).

You will go down a hill and ahead of you will see that the directional lanes of traffic split.
At the split, turn left at the sign for the campus (Ridge View Drive).

As soon as you go over the hill on Ridge View Drive, turn left into the main entrance.

Parking for visitors is on your right.




                     Penn State Worthington Scranton campus map on next page
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