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Mathematics, Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, or Biological Basis of Behavior. Cognitive Science is a cross-disciplinary subject associated with the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, the Department of Computer and Information Science in Penn Engineering, and the Departments of Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. It applies approaches from all of these disciplines to the study of the mind and mental information processing. More information can be found online at http://www.cis.upenn.edu/ugrad/Acad.shtml.
The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology
This distinguished program combines a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton with a BAS or a BSE from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The integrated nature of this program gives students mastery of both scientific and management skills. Graduates are uniquely prepared for complex environments in which business and technological developments are closely aligned. Additional information is available online at the following address: www.mandt.wharton.upenn.edu.
The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business
This unique four-year, joint-degree program in business, language and liberal arts combines a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and prepares graduates to operate effectively and comfortably in the global economy of the 21st century.  The Huntsman Program is highly selective; applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and one of 10 languages—Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish—in which they plan to specialize.  Huntsman students study abroad in an area where their target language is spoken and gain an
in-depth understanding of the area of the world in which they specialize.  The integrated curriculum provides students with professional skills and a cross-cultural perspective.  Additional information is available online at
www.upenn.edu/huntsman.  
Liberal Studies and Technology
In today’s increasingly modern and rapidly shrinking global society, the ability to combine an awareness of cultural context with technological expertise is becoming more and more valuable. The unprecedented technological boom the world is experiencing requires the integration of scientific innovations into society at large. In response to this growing demand for a liberal education and technological savvy, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a joint-degree program combining the resources of both Schools. The Liberal Studies and Technology Program offers a variety of
options leading to a BA in one of over fifty majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and a BSE or BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. More information can be found online at www.seas.upenn.edu/under/sjdp_lst.html.
Life Sciences and Management
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School sponsor a joint undergraduate program in Life Sciences and Management to begin in the fall of 2006. Each year, this program admits 25 exceptional undergraduate students and offers them an opportunity to combine extensive coursework in both management and the life sciences in preparation for intellectually and managerially challenging careers in for-profit and non-profit, private and public organizations in the rapidly growing life sciences sector. This sector includes such industries as pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms and organizations with innovative activities in animal health, agriculture, genetic and biochemical research and development, and the practice of medicine and implementation of other aspects of human health and welfare.  For more information, see http://www.upenn.edu/lsm/index.htm.
Nursing and Health Care Management
The joint degree in Nursing and Health Care Management combines a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School. In this highly specialized program, students gain health care and managerial expertise that will prepare them to assume leadership roles in health care management organizations. Graduates often pursue management or consulting opportunities in the field of health care in either the public or private sector. An integrated academic and clinical program has been carefully designed to enable highly qualified students to take advantage of this cutting-edge curriculum. Additional information can be viewed online at www.nursing.upenn. edu/admissions/undergrad/ options/joint-dual.asp.
DUAL DEGREEs
Penn undergraduates have the opportunity to receive two Bachelor’s degrees simultaneously. This is done by completing the requirements for any two of the four undergraduate Schools at the same time. A dual-degree program differs from a joint-degree program in that there is no prescribed course of study and the student does not have to choose to participate prior to matriculation (although extensive advance planning is necessary). Some students find that they may need more than the usual four years to complete a dual degree. Pursuing a double major within one of the four Schools does not lead to a dual degree; it simply means that the student is completing the requirements for two different courses of study within one School, and receives only one Bachelor’s degree.