Penn State is in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, making a Penn State degree recognized and respected from Berlin (Pennsylvania and Germany) to Parma (Ohio and Italy) to Paris (Texas and France).

At Penn State Behrend, our students earn their Penn State degree in a welcoming, student-centered environment. We have the resources of a global research university, yet our student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 means students get individual attention from accomplished faculty and have unmatched hands-on learning opportunities.

Two female students work on calculations using a scientific calculator.

Academic Programs

Penn State Behrend offers thirty-nine four-year bachelor’s degrees, five master’s degrees, and four two-year associate-degree programs. You also can complete the first two years of most of Penn State’s 160+ undergraduate programs, although three-quarters of Penn State Behrend students will start and finish their degrees right here.

Penn State Behrend students learn from hands-on experiments.

Academic Schools

Penn State Behrend degree programs are organized into academic schools.

A Behrend student participates in the Army ROTC program.

Unique Learning Experiences

Open-lab learning, internships, undergraduate research, honors coursework, study abroad: Your Penn State Behrend education begins in the classroom, but it doesn’t end there.