New baccalaureate degree program offered at Penn State Shenango

Project and Supply Chain Management degree is collective endeavor with Penn State western campuses

Penn State Shenango, in collaboration with the Penn State campuses of Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny and New Kensington, has been granted joint authorization to deliver the bachelor of science in Project and Supply Chain Management program. The new four-year major will begin in fall 2016.

The project and supply chain management major concentrates on developing knowledge, skills and abilities in project management, an important discipline in modern corporations. Project management skills include the development of new projects and coordinating procurement and project delivery systems. The major also emphasizes the integration of manufacturing and service operations, logistics, purchasing, and distribution that enable organizations to develop supply chain networks.

Students will have an opportunity to develop the quantitative and people skills necessary to design and operate complex management systems. The skills can be used to schedule and coordinate resources, monitor and control projects, and coordinate procurement and project delivery systems.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in many professions in business. They are able to manage supply chain and project initiatives in global corporations, government, public sector organizations, construction, third-party logistics providers, and goods and services distribution operations.

"We have been eagerly awaiting to announce the offering of this new degree, which is a great addition to our portfolio,” said Penn State Shenango Campus Director Jo Anne Carrick. “There are many businesses and manufacturing companies not only in western Pennsylvania and over the border in Ohio but also across the nation that are in need of students coming out of college with this degree. We believe students will have a number of employment opportunities availed to them upon graduation.”

All courses needed for the degree will be offered at each campus, although students in the program should expect to take some courses through a combination of Web-based and face-to-face technology, in addition to the traditional classroom setting.

For information about this new degree program, contact Penn State Shenango Senior Business Instructor Lisa Bertin at [email protected] or call the admissions office at 724-983-2803.

Other joint campus ventures

The administration of justice program, which was established in 2010, is shared by the Shenango, New Kensington, and Beaver campuses. Shenango also recently signed an articulation agreement with Butler County Community College allowing BC3 students to make a smooth progression to the campus and Penn State’s 13 other Commonwealth campuses.

With the addition of this new program, the Shenango campus now offers six baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Students can earn bachelor of science degrees in administration of justice; business; human development and family studies; letters, arts, and sciences; nursing for registered nurses; and project and supply chain management.

Associate degrees are available in business administration; human development and family studies; letters, arts, and sciences; occupational therapy assistant; and physical therapist assistant. 

The Shenango campus also offers the vast majority of the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors.

For more on admission to programs, call the admissions office at 724-983-2803