Graduates of this program follow a variety of career paths. Some have gone directly into the professional world, for example, working for the federal government, state environmental services, industry, or private business. Many students pursue further graduate or professional studies. The General Arts and Sciences major can also be an excellent career foundation for students planning to pursue a certification program in education. Recent graduates hold positions as diverse as bookstore manager, editorial assistant, and children’s counselor.
Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for the classroom and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.
A Wall Street Journal survey of 479 corporate recruiting executives across thirty industries ranked Penn State the number-one overall institution in the nation for producing the best prepared, most well-rounded new hires.