CPSA Major

Top Five Things to Know as an Exploratory PCPS Major

  1. Exploration: Many different ways to explore possible major pathways; courses, clubs, volunteering, interviewing others, trial and error. Goals are to have one possible path identified per semester and to change to another major by end of Freshman year.
  2. Minimum Grades: Students shouls be aware if minimum grade requirements for any major that are considering. General rule of thumb is that "C" or better for sciences and major specific course.
  3. Declaring/Switching Major: Students must have earned the minimum overall GPA for the major they intend ro declare before entering that major. This policy is in place to ensure that you are capable of meeting the demands of that major before progressing any further.
  4. Common Paths taken by CPSA: The most popular majors which our exploratory students declare include Health Administration, Counseling and Human Services, Early and Primary Education, Community Health Education, and Communication (CAS).
  5. Community Based Learning: Like all other students in PCPS, exploratory students are required to complete community based learning across their four years. Those hours are broken down like so:
Year Hours Description
First Year 10 Five hours stem from our annual blessing of the books. Students are encouraged to start now in collecting new children's books to donate in the fall. The other five hours stems from attending the PCPS lecture ad disability conference.
Sophomore *20 Major Specific
Junior *20 Major Specific
Senior *30 Major Specific
*Hours may be less depending on the major which the student eventually pursues.
Key Resources for Exploratory Students
Advising Center (MGH 111) - Can discuss program requirements, extracurricular activities, accelerated program, and other academic resources to utilize.
Center for Career Development (Betty Rozelle; Csizek Hall) - Can discuss possible career paths, identify strengths and interests, review job materials (resume, cover letter, etc), prep interviews and more.
PASS (MGH 4th Floor) - Exploratory student counseling to evaluate ways to identify possible majors of interest and brainstorm avenues to explore. Also assists in academic and social support. Students are referred by academic advising center.
Department Information
Program Director: Mr. Kevin Curry
Email: kevin.curry@scranton.edu