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Degree Overview

The Berks College currently offers four associate degree program options:

Baccalaureate Option
This option was created to allow you to complete an associate degree in information sciences and technology while at the same time completing requirements so that you can easily continue your studies toward an IST bachelor’s degree. Completing this option allows you to fulfill all the lower division requirements for your bachelor’s. Our other associate degree options allow you to complete many of these requirements, but not as many as this one does.

Generalized Business Option
This option enables you to specialize in the business areas of accounting, marketing, and management.

Individualized Option
While our associate degree options have been designed with great care, you may not find one that exactly suits your individual goals. This option allows you to work closely with an adviser to develop a plan of study that meets the dual objective of allowing a flexible academic program and providing breadth of technical specialization. An example would be a program where a student would take some of the courses listed in the Web Administration Option and the remainder in the Software Option.

Networking Option
If your goal is to enter the field of network administration, this option will help you. The coursework covers such topics as personal computer hardware and networking essentials, in addition to network administration.

For information about IST programs at Penn State go to: http://www.ist.psu.edu/

For more information, contact the program coordinator: Dr. Susanne Samson, 610-396-6133, E-mail: mss21@psu.edu.

For admissions information, contact the Berks Admissions Office at
610-396-6060 or admissionsbk@psu.edu.