Advising by Pathway

PSU has seven Advising Pathways that group similar majors together based on common major-changing patterns. Pathways give students the opportunity to stay with the same advisor and advising team as often as possible if they change their major. 
 
You will be assigned an advisor from the Pathway that advises your major; if you are undecided about your major, you will select any Pathway that interests you and work with your assigned Pathway advisor as you explore majors.
 
See Pathway names and brief descriptions below. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          Society and Identity Pathway

In the Society and Identity Pathway, students think and learn critically about human behavior and social forces, with analysis of how people create, maintain, and are affected by definitions of race, gender, class, culture, disability and other social locations.                               
FIND AN ADVISOR FOR THIS PATHWAY 
Majors & Pre-Professional Programs    
Black Studies            
Child, Youth, and Family Studies      
Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies Psychology            
Pre-Education
Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies                            Social Science
Social Work
                                                                                        Sociology   
                                                                                        Special Education
                                                                                        Women’s Studies

 

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs Pathway

The Urban, Public, and Global Affairs Pathway invites

students to explore the ways that urban planning, governance, public administration, economics, and international studies can create real impact in the daily lives of individuals and communities.                                     FIND AN ADVISOR FOR THIS PATHWAY                                 

Majors & Pre-Professional Programs
Community Development    
Conflict Resolution        
Criminology and Criminal Justice    
Economics                                                   
International Studies                                                      Political Science                                                             Pre-Law
Quantitative Economics
Urban & Public Affairs

 

                                              Business Pathway

The Business Pathway believes in the potential of business leaders to courageously face today’s challenges and fearlessly change the world for the better. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, students acquire skills in communication, sustainability, decision making, problem solving, and integrated learning so they can seamlessly move into the workplace and succeed.                                                                                     
FIND AN ADVISOR FOR THIS PATHWAY

Majors
Accounting                     
Advertising Management                 
Finance                         
Human Resource Management
Management and Leadership
Marketing
Supply and Logistics

 

 

 


 

Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway

The Language, Culture and Meaning Pathway invites students to explore the many ways in which humans communicate with one another, create unique cultures together, and formally document their life experiences. Through critical examination of the languages we speak, the cultures we construct, and the stories we tell, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse ways in which the human condition is experienced, communicated and expressed.                                              
FIND AN ADVISOR FOR THIS PATHWAY

Majors
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Arts and Letters
Communication
Creative Writing
English
History
Judaic Studies
Liberal Studies
Philosophy
Speech and Hearing Sciences
World Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German,      Japanese, Russian, Spanish)


 

Design, Creativity, and Performance Pathway

The Design, Creativity, and Performance Pathway provides students with the opportunity to explore the many diverse ways to engage in a creative life. Students will be immersed in an environment of creative inspiration, interaction and study. They will develop their craft by building skills and techniques to deepen their engagement with their individual artistic practices.                                                                        
FIND AN ADVISOR FOR THIS PATHWAY

Majors
Architecture             
Art Practice          
Art History           
Film
Graphic Design
Music
Theater Arts

 

 


 

Health, Science, and the Earth Pathway

In the Health, Science, and the Earth Pathway, students work towards academic and career goals in natural and earth sciences, health occupations, and public health. Whether studying plant and animal life, molecules and chemical phenomenon, or the Earth's environment (including water, climate, and natural hazards) and other planetary bodies, students will think critically about human interaction with the world around us.         
FIND AN ADVISOR FOR THIS PATHWAY

Majors & Pre-Professional Programs
Applied Health and Fitness
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science                  
Environmental Studies
Geography
Geology                                                                        Health Studies (5 tracks available: Aging Services,
   Community Health Education, Health Administration,                                                                                                  Health Sciences, or School Health)
                                                                                        Pre-Chiropractic Medicine                                                                                                                                            Pre-Dental Hygiene
                                                                                        Pre-Dentistry
                                                                                        Pre-Medical Laboratory Science
                                                                                        Pre-Medicine
                                                                                        Pre-Naturopathic Medicine
                                                                                        Pre-Nursing
                                                                                        Pre-Occupational Therapy
                                                                                        Pre-Optometry
                                                                                        Pre-Pharmacy
                                                                                        Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                                                        Pre-Physician Assistant
                                                                                        Pre-Radiation Therapy
                                                                                        Pre-Veterinary Medicine
                                                                                        Science


Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics Pathway

Students in the Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics Pathway build a strong foundation in math and science, which will prepare them for a career of learning and invention.                   
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Majors
Biomedical Informatics
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Mathematics
                                                                                        Mechanical Engineering
                                                                                        Physics