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Thinking outside the walls

Some epidemiologists study the way diseases move; Jana A. Hirsch (Master of Environmental Studies ’10) studies the way people move. Jana has worked with collaborative research centers across North America to conduct longitudinal studies of where and how residents travel in major cities. “The beauty of epidemiology as a field is that it’s more of a way of thinking about the world,” she says. “I happen to apply it to neighborhoods and differences across space and place or race and socioeconomic status.”

Philadelphia’s rich history and forward momentum make it ripe for scientific inquiry. Penn researchers and students look to the city to study everything from disease interventions to the psychological ramifications of vacant lots, in an effort to better understand human health, mental health, and the environment.

The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) aims to empower enlisted personnel to succeed in an undergraduate program at a top-tier institution. In a one-week academic “boot camp,” active-duty service members and veterans lived and dined at Penn while learning about campus life, the admissions process, financial aid, and maximizing their educational benefits.

New online bachelor’s degree and certificate programs at Penn Arts and Sciences’ College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) are giving adult students flexible options to pursue a college education and advance their professional skills.

  • BAAS foundational requirements are courses that help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand and solve complex problems, the skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and appreciation for diverse cultures and traditions.

Chloe Cerwinka, the University of Pennsylvania’s landscape planner and a student in the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program, is leading a series of bird surveys on campus, acquiring a robust dataset she intends to use as the basis of her master’s capstone.

This table provides you with information on the LPS policies for course registration and quotas for our courses. Please be advised that course enrollments are in flux during the drop/add period. We will update this web page daily if any changes in course status occur. Students who have been closed out of classes by quotas or who are attempting to register for classes that are full are advised to register for backup courses, to continue to try to register for their preferred courses, and to check this page regularly for any course updates.

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