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Berks College

General Requirements

Penn State Berks

Majors in the Berks College may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State Berks.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will enter the college in a pre-major status and gain entrance to their major on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year. Applicants starting at a campus other than Penn State Berks will transition to Penn State Berks on completion of the entrance to major requirements.

Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website

Berks College: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Accounting (ACCBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMBBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Biology (BIOBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Business (BSBBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
3 credits of college algebra II (with analytic geometry).
Communication Arts and Sciences (CASBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.A. (CJABL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Criminal Justice B.S. (CJSBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Electro - Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona, Berks, Fayette, New Kensington, York)
A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration. No additional requirements.
Global Studies (GLBST)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Hospitality Management (HMBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Information Sciences and Technology B.S. (ISSBL)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Kinesiology (KINBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Mechanical Engineering (ME BL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of chemistry with a lab, and 4 credits of calculus-based physics.
Professional Writing (PWRIT)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Psychology, Applied B.A. (APSYC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Science B.S. (SCIBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRABL)
(Start at Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, University Park, Worthington Scranton, York and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Theatre B.A. (THABL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.