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Dr. Gary M. Lawler

Dr. Gary M. Lawler
Penn State Hazleton Chancellor

Welcome to Penn State Hazleton! Thanks very much for visiting our website.

Penn State Hazleton is a friendly, welcoming, student-centered campus of about 1,000 students.  Penn State Hazleton is an integral part of Penn State University - a university with an international reputation. A Penn State education opens many doors to intellectual, personal, and professional development; career opportunities; and further lifelong education. The Penn State Hazleton experience includes classes that are generally small, along with a faculty and staff that take great pride in giving students individual attention. Our faculty includes award-winning teachers and scholars who care a great deal about their discipline, are committed to teaching and learning, and focus on the educational experience they provide students.

Penn State Hazleton offers opportunities for residential or commuter students, traditional or adult returning students, and degree and non-credit offerings. Some of our students complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University Park campus or at one of Penn State's other campuses after completing two years at Hazleton. A growing number of students who choose to stay at Hazleton are offered a range of options including five associate degrees and seven baccalaureate degrees. These include our newer degrees in Psychology, General Engineering (alternative energy and power generation track), and our Accounting option.

Through our Continuing Education Office, we offer credit and non-credit programs for individuals preparing for the workplace or for those who wish to improve their workplace skills. We also provide access to education and training for business, industry, and government in the greater Hazleton area. Our Continuing Education office also provides access to a wide variety of other Penn State resources, including industrial research, technology transfer, available technologies, and cooperative extension services. Our signature offering in Continuing Education is our Practical Nursing program.  This evening weekend program is a proven favorite for area adults looking for a new career pathway in health services.

In each of our roles - undergraduate education, research, lifelong learning, and community service - the Hazleton campus seeks to make a difference. We are proud of Penn State Hazleton.

Explore our website, call us (570-450-3000), or schedule a campus visit.  Become part of the Penn State Hazleton community!  Let us help you to make a difference in your future.  We are Penn State!