Sessions in Cranberry to offer details on earning a degree off-campus

Penn State New Kensington will host two free information sessions in July to introduce its first off-campus bachelor’s degree that can be earned at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry Township, Pa.

Geared to prospective students in the northern Pittsburgh suburbs, the same four-year information science and technology (IST) degree offered at the New Kensington campus is now available in a blended-delivery format at RLA. Students will meet once per month in the classroom with the remainder of the course online. The hybrid courses are ideal for working adults and high school, dual-enrollment students.

The information sessions take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 24, at the RLA facility on Cranberry Woods Drive. Campus faculty and admissions representatives will discuss the curriculum, course content and expectations, application requirements and scholarships.

The inaugural course, Information, People and Technology, begins Aug. 28 at the start of the fall semester. Taught by campus IST faculty, classes meet from 6 to 8:40 p.m. every Wednesday for 15 weeks.

For more information or to register for a session, call the Penn State New Kensington Admissions Office at 724-334-LION or 800-968-PAWS.

About Information Sciences and Technology
The IST degree is designed to bridge the knowledge gap between the diverse fields of computer science and business. Experience with all of these disciplines enables students to see the overlap of these fields and contribute to a variety of technical and non-technical roles after graduation. For more about the IST program, visit

About Dual-Enrollment Program
The dual-enrollment program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college courses at a 50 percent tuition reduction. The program enables students to get a real jump on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school. Students can choose from a variety of Penn State courses offered during the fall, spring or summer semesters. Dual-enrollment helps to introduce more students to the advantages of post-secondary education and helps students have a more successful transition into the culture and expectations that are present in post-secondary institutions. For more about dual-enrollment, visit

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Last Updated June 19, 2013