We encourage STSC majors to study abroad.  The STSC major does not operate its own programs; students should link to Penn Abroad for information on specific programs and the process of applying.

How many courses from study abroad can count toward the STSC Major?
  • Up to two courses relevant to the topic of the submajor and to STSC may be accepted for credit in the major.
  • Courses from study abroad count toward the submajor

How do courses from abroad get onto the transcript?

  • Courses taken abroad must be submitted to XCat for approval by the department
  • Courses taken abroad will appear on the transcript as STSC 298
  • Courses taken abroad will appear on the transcript after submission to XCat, approval by the department, approval by the College, and receipt of the courses and grades from the study abroad site.

STSC majors interested in studying abroad should carefully plan how and when to fulfill their core major requirements and department electives at Penn before and after being abroad.  In addition, going abroad in spring of junior year precludes being able to write a senior thesis because the student will be unable to take STSC 400.