Penn State World Campus launches program on California marine base
- Penn State’s World Campus will add a residential element with a new undergraduate labor and employment relations program at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot, which will offer its first class this semester.
- The Daily Collegian reports that the location will eventually offer graduate classes in homeland security, human resources and employment relations, and supply chain management.
- An admissions counselor and outreach coordinator have been hired to work in the area, recruiting military personnel as well as those in the region without any connection to the military.
Penn State’s World Campus offers online degree programs, granting graduates the same credentials students earn while studying on its Pennsylvania campus. Military personnel who take a few courses in the new classroom on the marine corps base and then get transferred can continue their Penn State degrees online.
With so many colleges and universities in California, Penn State’s contract with the marine corps, offering it a physical location on an opposite coast, was quite a coup. Other Pennsylvania schools have also tried to compete in the crowded California higher education market: U Penn’s Wharton School of Business has a satellite campus in San Francisco, and earlier this year, Philadelphia-based Drexel University decided to shutter its Sacramento campus.
- Daily Collegian Penn State opens classroom for Marine education in San Diego
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