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Penn State York’s academic programs include 12 bachelor’s degree programs, 5 associate degrees, and a masters of education in Teaching and Curriculum you can complete without leaving York. There’s also a variety of minors and certificates you can earn. The campus also offers the first two years of more than 275 majors through the 2+2 program. Students spend two years with us and then transition to another Penn State campus to finish their degree.
Unique to the campus is the Graham Fellows Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership (Graham Fellows Program). The Graham Fellows Program offers students the opportunity to develop a skill set for success. The program is designed to enhance students’ career preparation experiences through interdisciplinary coursework, mock interviews, workshops in résumé writing, etiquette dining, networking opportunities with local businesses, and, in some cases, internships. The Graham Speaker Series also provides students with opportunities to meet and hear from local and national leaders in a variety of career fields.
Undergraduate research opportunities are available, and students can work alongside a faculty member to publish research findings, write and present a paper, or attend a conference. These hands-on experiences provide students with learning far beyond the classroom.
Some students at Penn State York come from nearby communities but others attend the campus from across the United States and around the world. There is a rich sense of diversity on campus and plenty of events to introduce students to new cultures, from the celebration of Lunar New Year to Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and I Belong Week. The campus has also added Global Eats, an event designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity on our campus. Food from the country being featured is offered at no charge while supplies last.
There is plenty to do at Penn State York with more than twenty clubs and organizations, regular programming, and six collegiate sports. Most recently, the Penn State York men’s baseball team made history by becoming the first campus baseball team to compete in the Penn State University Athletic Association (PSUAC) Championship, finishing second. This past October, Logan Snyder, a Penn State York student, and member of the golf team, led players to a second-place win in the PSUAC and then went on to become the first men’s winner of the USCAA Golf Championship in the history of the PSUAC. In women’s volleyball, the team made history coming in second in the PSUAC and then winning a second-place national title in the USCAA. The men’s basketball won the 2022 championship in the PSUAC and then went on to play at a national level. All the campus sports teams have numerous student-athletes who have won awards in both conferences. Students interested in the following sports can earn a Penn State degree and continue to play the sport they love: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, golf for men and women, soccer, and women’s volleyball.