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The Pennsylvania State University, commonly known as Penn State or PSU, operates with a three-fold mission: teaching, research, and public service. Located in Pennsylvania and serving over 44,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in America. Penn State World Campus is the institution’s online program portal, offering more than 80 degree and certificate programs.

Penn State offers five online associate degrees in Business Administration, Human Development and Family Studies, Information Sciences and Technology, Letters, Arts & Sciences, and Turfgrass Science and Management. Undergraduates can choose from 16 fields, earning either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Psychology, and Labor Studies and Employment Relations. Additionally, students can combine their major with one of five minors: Energy Business and Finance, Homeland Security, Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Political Science, and Psychology. The 12 available undergraduate certificates include programs in Nursing Forensics, Weather Forecasting, Digital Arts, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Adult Development and Aging Services.

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Penn State World Campus offers 25 online master’s degree programs. The multi-faceted pick is the Homeland Security program, which offers five concentrations. They are Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense, Geospatial Intelligence, Homeland Security Base, Information Security and Forensics, and Public Health Preparedness. Other master’s degree programs that PSU offers online include enterprise architecture, children’s literature, nuclear engineering, project management, supply chain management and geographic information systems. There are also 22 graduate certificate programs available.

Penn State consistently ranks among the top 50 universities and colleges in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” list of U.S. News and Report. The university gets its regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.