The program comprises courses from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Eberly College of Science, and the College of Education. Due to the flexible nature of online course offerings, no single schedule is used for all courses. Most courses follow Penn State's traditional semester schedule (15-week Fall and Spring semesters and a 12-week Summer semester); however, some courses are offered four times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) in a 10-week format. Likewise, most of the courses in this program begin and end on the University's published schedule dates, while others follow a set of "custom" dates.
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Schedule of Course Offerings
The table below indicates when a particular course will be offered. It is strongly recommended that students take only one course at a time while working full-time.
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|REQUIRED COURSES||SUMMER 2019||FALL 2019||SPRING 2020||SUMMER 2020|
|ASTRO 801 (Palma/Williams)
|C I 501 (Badiali)
|C I 550 (Metzger)
|EARTH 501 (Richardson)
|EARTH 591 (Richardson)
|EGEE 401 (Barkanic)
|METEO 801 (Babb)
|ELECTIVE COURSES||SUMMER 2019||FALL 2019||SPRING 2020||SUMMER 2020|
|EARTH 520 (Richardson)
|EARTH 530 (White)
|EARTH 540 (Marone)
|EARTH 801 (Richardson)
|ED PSY 421
Course Dates for EARTH, METEO, ASTRO, and EGEE courses
EARTH, METEO, ASTRO, and EGEE courses are offered in Penn State's traditional semester format, three times a year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters), unless otherwise noted in the chart above.
The table below indicates course start and end dates by semester. These dates only apply to EARTH, METEO, ASTRO, and EGEE course offerings.
Registered students are able to access their course(s) one week before the official course start date.
|SPRING 2019||SUMMER 2019||FALL 2019|
|Jan 7 - Apr 26||May 13 - Aug 7||Aug 26 - Dec 13|
Course Dates for GEOG courses
Geography courses that are part of this program are offered in a 10-week, quarterly format. Course dates for these courses are part of the CPGIS Course Calendar.
Course Dates for EDPSY and C I courses
The EDPSY and C I courses that are part of this program are offered in Penn State's traditional semester format. Course dates for these courses can be found in the World Campus Course Catalog.