Advising is an important component of the integrated program. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor whose academic specialty and/or area of research are as closely matched with your interests as possible. In consultation with the faculty advisor, you will develop an individualized plan of study.
One of the advantages of the integrated degree program is the ability to plan early for possible graduate work in a specialized field. Along with your advisor you can choose undergraduate coursework to complement your proposed graduate area. The program will also allow you to enhance your ability to produce high-quality graduate-level work and expand your options, both academic and financial, in pursuing a doctoral program when you leave Penn State. It is important that you keep in regular contact with your faculty advisor.