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Academics

Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers small, friendly classes and an approachable faculty, while you are earning a degree that carries the weight of a world-class research and teaching institution. You can begin any one of over 160 Penn State majors here at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and complete your degree at another Penn State campus (the 2+2 Plan). Or, you can remain with us and earn one of several bachelor’s or associate degrees (listed below) right here. Several certificate programs are also available. Follow the links below to explore your alternatives, and take advantage of the best of both worlds here at Penn State Wilkes-Barre!

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Some students choose to remain at one campus for all four years, while other students spend their first two years at one campus and transition to University Park or another campus for their remaining two years. No matter where you start, no matter where you finish, your degree will be a Penn State degree, one of the most respected in the country.

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A minor is an academic program that supplements a baccalaureate degree. A student may complete more than one minor if he/she is interested in developing an emphasis in additional disciplines.

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A certificate program is a sequence of classes that provides you with core competencies in a specific area. Gain knowledge in a new subject area, stay current with developments in your field, acquire new skills, or learn the latest technology. A certificate is an excellent credential to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities.

Certificates are available in a wide range of fields, including business, human development and family services, education, information technology, and healthcare–just to name a few. All of the programs are designed as flexible, convenient opportunities for self-enhancement, higher education, and professional development.