Associate Degrees

Begin the next chapter of your story with a two-year associate degree from Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks offers two-year associate degrees in four areas, allowing students to forge careers in business, information technology, healthcare, and more. All associate degree programs at Penn State Berks also prepare students to earn a four-year degree later.

Penn State Berks associate degrees

Business Administration (A.S.)

The Business Administration degree program provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment that prepares graduates for future baccalaureate study in business or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate.

Information Sciences and Technology (A.S.)

The Information Sciences and Technology degree program prepares graduates for employment opportunities in positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. Specifically, the major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information.

Multidisciplinary Studies (A.A.)

The Multidisciplinary Studies degree program is a liberal arts program designed to provide a well-rounded education for students interested in careers in business, law, government, education, or social services. It is ideal for students who want the flexibility to work within many fields or the ability to switch career paths easily.

Occupational Therapy (A.S.)

The Occupational Therapy degree program is designed for students who want to become Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs), working under the supervision of Occupational Therapists to enable people of all ages to function as independently as possible in their daily lives. COTAs assist therapists in evaluating, planning, and providing services to clients so they may care for their own personal needs; be productive in their homes, workplaces, or schools; and engage in leisure activities.