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PSU Department Name Changes

Index of Department Name Changes to 1980

Academic Curriculum and Instruction
Accounting and Business Statistics
    Beginning Jan. 1958, SEE Business Administration
Acoustics
Aeronautical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and biological chemistry
    After Oct. 1963, SEE Biochemistry
Agricultural Economics
    From 1946 through Jan. 1958, SEE Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
    Before 1946, SEE Agricultural Economics
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Agricultural Economics; Rural Sociology
Agricultural Education
    Before May 1943, SEE Rural education
Agricultural Engineering
Agronomy
Anatomy
Animal Husbandry
    After March 1965, SEE Animal Industry
Animal Industry
    Before June 1965, SEE Animal Husbandry
Animal Nutrition
Anthropology
Architectural Engineering (shelved in engineering )
    Before Sept. 1945, SEE Architecture and Architectural Engineering
Architecture
    Before Sept. 1945, SEE Architecture and Architectural Engineering
Architecture and Architectural Engineering
    Beginning Sept. 1945, SEE Architecture; Architectural Engineering
Art
Art and Architectural History
    SEE ALSO Art History
Art Education
    Before Feb. 1956, SEE Education
Art History
    SEE ALSO Art and Architectural History
Arts, Theatre
    SEE Theatre Arts
Astronomy
Athletics
    SEE Physical Education
Audiology
    SEE Speech Pathology and Audiology
Bacteriology
    Before June 1941, SEE Diary Husbandry
    After July 1963, SEE Microbiology
Biochemistry
    Before Oct. 1963, SEE Agricultural and biological chemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Chemistry
Biological Science
Biology
Biophysics
Botany
    From Aug. 1954 through Jan. 1958, SEE Botany and Plant Pathology
Botany and Plant Pathology
    Before Aug. 1954, SEE Botany
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Botany; Plant Pathology
Business Administration
    Before Jan. 1958, SEE Accounting and Business Statistics; Commerce
Business Education
Ceramic Science
    Before March 1966, SEE Ceramic Technology
Ceramic Technology
    Before July 1955, SEE Ceramics
    After March 1966 SEE Ceramic Technology
Ceramics
    After July 1955, SEE Ceramic Technology
Chemical Engineering
    Before Jan. 1948, SEE Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry, Agricultural and Biological
    SEE Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Child Development
    SEE Child Development and Family Relationships
Child Development and Family Relationships
    SEE ALSO Human Development and Family Studies
Civil Engineering
    Before June 1946, SEE Civil Engineering and Sanitary Engineering
Civil Engineering and Sanitary Engineering
    Beginning June 1946, SEE Civil Engineering
    Beginning June 1948, SEE ALSO Sanitary Engineering
Classical Languages
Classics
Clinical Speech
    SEE ALSO Speech; Speech Pathology and Audiology (after Dec. 1963)
Clothing and Textiles
Commerce
    From 1950 through Jan. 1953, SEE Economics and Commerce
    Beginning Jan. 1958, SEE Business Administration
Community Systems Planning and Development
Comparative Literature
Composition, English
    SEE English
Computer Science
Counseling in Education
    SEE Counselor Education
Counselor Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Dairy Husbandry
    After June 1954, SEE Dairy Science
Dairy Science
    Before Aug. 1954, SEE Dairy Husbandry
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
    Before Sept. 1947, SEE Economics and Sociology
    From Dec. 1949 through July 1953, SEE Economics and Commerce
Economics, Agricultural
    SEE Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Economics and Commerce
    Before Dec. 1949, SEE Economics
    From July 1953 through Jan. 1958, SEE Economics; Commerce
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Economics
    SEE ALSO Business Administration
Economics and Sociology
    Beginning Sept. 1947, SEE Economics; Sociology
Economics, Mineral
    SEE Mineral Economics
Education
    Before 1946, SEE Education and Psychology
    Beginning June 1958, SEE ALSO:
Business Education
Clinical Education
Counselor Education
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Education, Agricultural
    SEE agricultural Education
Education and Psychology
    From 1946 through Jan. 1958, SEE Education; Psychology
Education, Business
    SEE Business Education
Education Elementary
    SEE Elementary Education
Education, Higher
    SEE Higher Education
Education, Industrial
    SEE Industrial Education
Education, Music
    SEE Music Education
Education, Nature
    SEE Nature Education
Education of Exceptional Children
Education, Physical
    SEE Physical Education
Education, Recreation
    SEE Recreation Education
Education Rural
    SEE Rural Education
Education, Secondary
    SEE Secondary Education
Educational Administration
    Before 1958, SEE Education
Educational Philosophy
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
    Before 1947, SEE Electrical Engineering and Electrochemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Electrochemical Engineering
    Beginning 1947, SEE Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
    Before June 1958, SEE Education
Engineering
Engineering Acoustics
Engineering, Aeronautical
    SEE Aeronautical Engineering
Engineering, Aerospace
    SEE Aerospace Engineering
Engineering Agricultural
    SEE Agricultural Engineering
Engineering Architectural
    SEE Architectural Engineering; Architecture and Architectural Engineering
Engineering, Chemical
    SEE Chemical Engineering
Engineering, Civil
    SEE Civil Engineering
Engineering, Electrical
    SEE Electrical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Electrochemical Engineering
Engineering, Industrial
    SEE Industrial Engineering
Engineering, Mechanical
    SEE Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, Mining
    SEE Mining Engineering
Engineering, Natural Gas
    SEE Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Engineering, Nuclear
    SEE Nuclear Engineering
Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas
    SEE Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Engineering, Sanitary
    SEE Sanitary Engineering
Engineering Science
English
    (Interfiled are English Composition; English Literature)
English Composition
    SEE English
English Literature
    SEE English
Entomology
    Before June 1958, SEE Zoology and Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Pollution Control
Extension Education
Family Economics and Home Management
    SEE Home Management and Family Economics
Family Relationships
    SEE Child Development and Family Relationships
Fine Arts
Food Science
Food Service and Housing Administration
    Before 1961, SEE Hotel and Institution Administration
Foods and Nutrition
    (Interfiled are Foods; Foods and Nutrition; Nutrition (1958-1961))
    For Nutrition Theses Beginning 1972 SEE Nutrition
Forest Management
    SEE Forestry
Forest Resources
    SEE ALSO Forestry
Forestry
    SEE ALSO Forest Resources
French
    Before June 1964, SEE Romance Languages and Literatures
French Education
    SEE Institute of French Education
Fuel Science
    Before Dec. 1965, SEE Fuel Technology
Fuel Technology
    After Sept. 1965, SEE Fuel Science

General Family Studies
General Home Economics
Genetics
    (Interfiled are Genetics; Genetics and Breeding)
Geochemistry
    Before June 1958, SEE Geophysics and Geochemistry
Geochemistry and Mining
Geography
    Before 1942, SEE Geology, Mineralogy and Geography
Geology
    Before 1942, SEE Geology, Mineralogy and Geography
Geology, Mineralogy and Geography
    Beginning 1942, SEE Geography; Geology, Mineralogy
Geophysics
    Before 1942, SEE Mining and Geophysics
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Geochemistry; Geophysics
German
Health and Physical Education
Higher Education
    Before June 1958, SEE Education
History
    Before 1941, SEE History and Political Science
History and Political Science
Home-Community Relationships
Home Economics
    After 1949, SEE Names of fields or departments of College of Home Economics
    SEE ALSO, General Home Economics
Home Economics Education
    After March 1966, Theses in Home Economics Education are in the School of Education, rather than the School     of Human Development. Call No. will be 370.78 (before it was 640.78).
Home Economics, General
    SEE General Home Economics
Home Management and Family Economics
    (Interfiled are Home Management, Housing and Home Art; Home Management, Housing and Art; Home                 Management. Family Economics, Housing and Home Equipment; Family Economics and Home Management; Home     Management and Family Relations)
Horticulture
Hotel and Institution Administration
    After 1960, SEE Food Service and Housing Administration
Human Development and Family Studies
    SEE ALSO Child Development and Family Relationships
Industrial Arts Education
    Before June 1958, SEE Industrial Education
Industrial Education
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Industrial Arts Education
Industrial Engineering
Institute of Animal Nutrition
    SEE Animal Nutrition
Institute of French Education
Institution Administration
    SEE Hotel and Institution Administration
Interdisciplinary Studies in Language Learning and Instruction
    SEE Linguistics
Journalism
Laboratory Animal Medicine
Languages, Classical
    SEE Classical Languages
Languages, Romance
    SEE Romance Languages and Literatures
Linguistics
Literature, Comparative
    SEE Comparative Literature
Literatures, Romance
    SEE Romance Languages and Literatures
Man-Environment Relations
Management Science
Mathematics
Mathematics and Operations Research
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics, Engineering
    SEE Engineering Mechanics
Metallurgy
Meteorology
Microbiology
    Before July 1963, SEE Bacteriology
Mineral Economics
Mineral Engineering
Mineral Engineering Management
Mineral Preparation
    After June 1971, SEE Mineral Processing
Mineral Processing
    Before Sept. 1971, SEE Mineral Preparation
Mineralogy
    Before 1942, SEE Geology, Mineralogy and Geography
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Mineralogy and Petrology
Mineralogy and Petrology
    Before June 1958, SEE Mineralogy
Mining
    Before 1941/42, SEE Mining and Geophysics
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Mining Engineering
Mining and Geophysics
    From 1942 through Jan. 1958, SEE Mining; Geophysics and Geochemistry
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Mining Engineering; Geophysics
Mining Engineering
    Before 1942, SEE Mining and Geophysics
    From 1942 through Jan. 1958, SEE Mining
Music
Music Education
    Before 1941, SEE Education and Psychology
Natural Gas Engineering
    SEE Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Natural Resources Administration
Natural Resources Management
Nature Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition (1972- )
    For Nutrition Theses from 1958 through 1961, SEE Foods and Nutrition
Nutrition in Public Health
Operations Research
    (Also filed in field of Graduate Major Program)
Organization Strategy and Policy
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
    (interfiled are Petroleum; Natural Gas Engineering)
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and Operations Research
Petrology
    SEE Mineralogy and Petrology
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Education
    (Interfiled are Physical Education; Athletics (used prior to June 1958))
Physical Science
Physics
Physiology
Plant Pathology
    Before June 1954, SEE Botany
    From Aug. 1954 through Jan. 1958, SEE Botany and Plant Pathology
Political Science
    Before 1941, SEE History and Political Science
Polymer Science
Poultry Husbandry
    After 1964, SEE Poultry Science
Poultry Science
    Before 1963, SRE Poultry Husbandry
Psychology
    Before 1946, SEE Education and Psychology
Psychology and Social Relations
Psychology, Educational
    SEE Educational Psychology
Public Administration Recreation and Parks

Recreation and Education
Regional Planning Religious Studies
Romance Languages and Literatures
    After March 1964, SEE French; Spanish
    (Interfiled is Romance Languages (used prior to June 1958))
Rural Education
    Beginning May 1943, SEE Agricultural Education
Rural Sociology
    Before 1946, SEE Agricultural Economics From 1946 through Jan. 1958, SEE Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Sanitary Engineering
    Before June 1946, SEE Civil Engineering and Sanitary Engineering From June 1946 through Jan. 1958, SEE Civil Engineering
School Psychology
Secondary Education
    Before June 1958, SEE Education
Sociology
    Before Sept. 1947, SEE Economics and Sociology
Sociology, Rural
    SEE Rural Sociology
Solid State Science
    Interfiled is Solid State Technology)
Spanish
    Before June 1964, SEE Romance Languages and Literature
Speech
    Before June 1941, SEE English Composition SEE ALSO Clinical Speech
Speech, Clinical
    SEE Clinical Speech
Speech Communication
Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Before March 1964, SEE Clinical Speech
Statistics
Technology, Ceramic
    SEE Ceramic Technology
Technology, Fuel
    SEE Fuel Technology
Telecommunication Operations
Textiles
    SEE Clothing and Textiles
Theatre and Film
Theatre Arts
    Before 1956, SEE English
Urban and Regional Planning
Veterinary Science
Vocational Education
Vocational Industrial Education
Wildlife Management
Wood Utilization
    SEE Forestry
Zoology
    Before June 1958, SEE Zoology and Entomology
Zoology and Entomology
    Beginning June 1958, SEE Zoology; Entomology