Berea College requires at least 32 course credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Berea College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Berea College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Berea College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 66% of students who start college at Berea College complete all the credits required within six years.
Berea College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Berea College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Berea College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Berea College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Berea College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Berea College.
Student Designed Majors
Berea College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Berea College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Berea College
Berea College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Berea College does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Berea College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Berea College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Berea College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Berea College studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Hutchins Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Berea College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Kentucky
Does Berea College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Berea College does not have any ROTC programs.
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