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Berks College

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

For students entering Penn State after Spring 2018, the entrance to major requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

The information on this page should be used only by students who began as a first-year student at Penn State in Spring 2018 or before. 

ETM Requirements for majors in the Berks College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Accounting (ACCBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
  • ECON 102
  • FIN 301
  • MKTG 301
  • MGMT 301
 
Applied Psychology (APSYC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(BMB)
2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • MATH 140
 
Biology (BIOBL) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140

At least one of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 220W
  • BIOL 230W
  • BIOL 240W
 
Business (BSBBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Completion of MATH 22 or higher (MATH 40, 41, 110, 140)

 
Elementary and Early Childhood Education * 3.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • MATH 200
  • CI 295A
  • EDPSY 14
  • EDTHP 115
  • HDFS 229
  • STAT 100, 200 or EDPSY 101
  • 3 credits of Literature
  • 3 credits of GN

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience* (requirement does not apply to students admitted to Penn State SU14 or later)

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Communication Arts and Sciences (CASBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 

Criminal Justice (CJABL)

Criminal Justice (CJSBL)

2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) 2.00   See Engineering Programs Guide for details
Global Studies (GLBST) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Hospitality Management (HMBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Information Sciences and Technology (ISSBL) 2.00*

At least 43.1 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • IST 210
  • IST 220

 

 

 
Kinesiology (KINBL), Exercise Science Option (EXSCI) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Mechanical Engineering (MEBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
Organizational Leadership (OLBS) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Adult learner enrollment only
Professional Writing (PWRIT) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

 
Science (SCIBL) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140

At least two of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211 or 250
 
Security and Risk Analysis (SRABL) 2.00*

At least 43.1 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • SRA 111
  • SRA 211

These courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out

 
Theatre (THABL) 2.00   Successful audition

Notes

* prior to and through the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out

** CGPA, PECT-PAPA (qualifying SAT or ACT scores may be used instead, except in the case of WF ED, which requires PRAXIS scores), and 80-hours requirements must all be met by end of third semester; course requirements must be met by end of fourth semester.