Students in CAMS, History, Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies (Weaver Building Programs) should utilize the following advising system. Please take a moment to review these guidelines so you will know which staff person to consult.
- Schedule, add, or drop a course
- Late add a course, or add a course that is full
- Get information on present and future course offerings
- Find out about standard requirements for Weaver Building majors and minors
- Apply for independent study that has been approved by a faculty member
- Receive verification that you have completed a Weaver Building minor
Drop-in Hours: Monday-Thursday 1:30-3:30
- Declare a major in CAMS
- Understand and discuss your graduation audit
- Receive approval to graduate
- Receive authorization for a course substitution for the major or minor
- Transfer credits from another institution
- Pursue multiple (double, concurrent) majors
- Earn credits or acquire work experience through an internship program
- Earn Penn State credit/s for courses taken under a (Penn State or other) program of study abroad
- Pursue independent study (Ex: CAMS 496)
- Explore career opportunities
- Plan a program of study abroad
- Discuss academic difficulty, withdrawal, or leave of absence
Some CAMS majors pursue careers in business, law, government, publishing, and the arts, and many CAMS majors proceed to graduate school in classics or in such disciplines as archaeology, art history, conservation and museum studies, comparative literature, history, law, theology, and religious studies. Graduate work is normally required for teaching and research at a college or university or for museum and library work. Students may choose to combine continued graduate work in CAMS disciplines with graduate technical education--for example: a master's program in classics and a master's program in information/library science, archive, or museum studies.
Those who prefer to teach high school must satisfy the Pennsylvania State Department of Education certification requirements for secondary education. For further information, contact the office of the Coordinator for Teacher Education Programs in the Penn State College of Education (Chambers Building): (814) 865-2197.
The College of the Liberal Arts provides a variety of career development programs for students, including field trips and meetings with alumni in various careers. The Academic Student Services Center (ASSC) in 136 Sparks Building: (814) 865-2545, can provide information and registration forms.
Students planning to attend law school or other professional school following graduation should consult with the College of the Liberal Arts Pre-Professional Coordinator in 136 Sparks Building: (814) 865-2545. This office can provide expert advice in selecting courses and in preparing for the LSAT or other required examinations.