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Berks College

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

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)

 
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED), Early Education PK-4 Option (PKED) * 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.