Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Penn State Wilkes Barre accepts transfer credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Penn State Wilkes Barre does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 57% of students who start college at Penn State Wilkes Barre complete all the credits required within six years.
Penn State Wilkes Barre offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Penn State Wilkes Barre may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Penn State Wilkes Barre.
Reminder: Check with Penn State Wilkes Barre directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Penn State Wilkes Barre students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Penn State Wilkes Barre.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Double Majoring at Penn State Wilkes Barre
Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
🟨 Check with Penn State Wilkes Barre directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.
❌ Penn State Wilkes Barre does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
🟨 Penn State Wilkes Barre may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.
✅ Penn State Wilkes Barre offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
❌ Penn State Wilkes Barre 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. While Penn State Wilkes Barre does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Penn State Wilkes Barre, contact the university directly.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Penn State Wilkes Barre have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Penn State Wilkes Barre has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Penn State Wilkes Barre include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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