Although most Penn State World Campus courses are completed as part of a degree or certificate program, there is also the opportunity to take exploratory courses. The following special interest courses are available to both current Penn State World Campus students and those not currently seeking a Penn State degree or certificate.

Next Steps

Read the instructions for how to register for Penn State World Campus courses to learn how you can enroll in any of the upcoming special interest classes.

Upcoming Special Interest Courses
Title Abbreviation Description Credits Semester Offered
Introduction to Agricultural Business Management AGBM 200 Application of management principles and processes to agricultural business firms in their planning and operating in domestic and international markets. 3 credits

Fall 2020 Spring 2021

Introduction to Equine Science and the Equine Industry ANSC 107 This course provides students with basic knowledge about equine science and its application to the industry to prepare them to be more effective communicators with industry personnel. Equine science topics include basics of equine evolution, genetics and breeds, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and nutrition.  3 credits

Fall 2021  
Spring 2022

Liquid Chromatography CHEM 810 This course specifically caters to the needs of the analytical chemical industry and individuals newly hired into entry-level sample management/preparation and quality assurance/quality control positions within companies using liquid chromatographic techniques. 1 credit Summer 2021
Liquid Chromatography II CHEM 811 The course specifically caters to the needs of the analytical chemical industry and individuals hired into, or transitioning into, technician-level positions within companies using liquid chromatographic techniques. 1 credit Summer 2021
Liquid Chromatography III CHEM 812 The course specifically caters to the needs of the analytical chemical industry and individuals hired into, or transitioning into, development-level, or senior-level, chemist positions within companies using liquid chromatographic techniques. 1 credit Summer 2021
Environmental Law and Policy EMGT 820 This course examines how law and policy impact the way we manage the environment, use natural resources, and protect ecological systems. 3 credits Spring 2020
Insect Connections: Insects, Globalization, and Sustainability ENT 202N

An introduction to the diversity of insects and the ways in which they interact with humans and impact our world. This is a Science course that will use an interdisciplinary approach to look at biology and the interplay between nature and society.

3 credits

Fall 2020 
Spring 2021