Penn State Berks was founded in 1958.
2,784 full-and part-time students
216 Full-time and Adjunct
Penn State Berks is located in suburban Reading, Pennsylvania.
Housing capacity for 805 students. 192 Single-person rooms.
Students can get involved with more than thirty special-interest clubs and organizations; intramural, club, and varsity athletics; a range of theatre, arts and entertainment options. Penn State Berks combines the advantages of an intimate campus setting with small classes and individualized attention with the vast resources that only a major research university can provide.
Baccalaureate Degrees offered at Penn State Berks
B.A. in American Studies (Not Accepting New Students)
All Penn State Degrees
Begin study in over 160 degree programs that can be completed at another Penn State location.
What courses must I take for my major at Penn State Berks?
To see the sequence of courses for your major, look for the Recommended Academic Plan for your degree program.
What are the requirements to enter a particular major?
View the list of entrance to major requirements by college.
Associate Degrees offered at Penn State Berks
Agricultural Business (not accepting new applicants)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (not accepting new applicants)
Minors that can be completed at Penn State Berks
Requirements for a minor can be completed at any campus location that offers courses specified for the minor. A minor is an academic program that supplements a major. Minors require a minimum of 18 credits and typically no more than 21 credits with at least 6 but ordinarily not more than half of the credits at the 400 level. A minor program may consist of course work in a single area or from several disciplines. A student may complete more than one minor if he/she is interested in developing an emphasis in additional disciplines. However, a student may not change from a campus that offers his/her major to a campus that does not offer the major in order to complete a minor.
To declare a minor:
Use the eLion Minor Declaration application.
A minor can be declared any time after you have been accepted into a major and are at least fifth semester standing.To graduate with a minor, you must be accepted in the minor before the late drop deadline of your last semester; however, if the minor has an entry fee, you must be accepted before the end of the drop/add period of that semester.
A student who has applied for a minor but does not complete it is not required to take any action to withdraw from the minor. If a minor is not completed, it is not recorded.
Information on all minors at all Penn State campuses is available in the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin. The academic home for the minor must approve academic exceptions to the minor requirements.
The First Two Years
Penn State Berks also offers the first two years of most baccalaureate degrees that may be completed at University Park, other Penn State locations, or at other institutions.
For more information about Penn State Berks:
Teri Sabatelli, 610-396-6061
- Transfer Admissions:
Natalie Bartush, 610-396-6118
- Financial Aid:
Judith Rile, 610-396-6070
- Academic Advising:
Paula Plageman, 610-396-6280
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