Baccalaureate Degrees

At Penn State Berks

College is a time for fresh starts, new friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll learn a lot about yourself. You might discover that your passion is traveling to other countries to teach entrepreneur ship, or that you want to study pollinators, such as honey bees, to benefit agriculture. Have you ever thought about developing an app that would be useful to other students? Or that you’d fall in love with studying micro-organisms to gain an understanding of infectious disease? Penn State Berks students have done all this and more.

This is your story, and where you write it is important. Penn State Berks is an excellent place to chart a course for the rest of your life. It’s a place where almost anything is possible.  

Four Years

Each year, more and more students are choosing to complete their degrees at Penn State Berks. With 20 baccalaureate degrees in a broad range of disciplines, and more being added each year, the college offers many options and opportunities. Smaller classes provide individual attention and one-on-one interaction with faculty members. In addition, all degree programs include an internship component, allowing you to gain real-life experience while earning college credits.

Internships open door to careers

Each baccalaureate degree program includes an internship component. Students complete 400 internships each semester, and most internships lead to jobs. Internships have varied from working in such high profile organizations as the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the White House, to Google’s California headquarters, to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Students also complete internships at local businesses and organizations. For more information, contact Career Services, 610-396-6019


Berks students have the chance to conduct research with faculty members —an opportunity usually reserved for students at the graduate level. Students have worked on a wide variety of research studies including investigating and writing a book about African American history in Berks County for the NAACP–Reading Branch, creating computer software to help law enforce- ment identify human remains in other countries, and using lasers to assist with ultracold physics research, just to name a few.