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Penn State World Campus

Penn State World Campus provides an accessible, quality Penn State education online to address the needs of individuals who seek a higher education beyond the traditional campus experience. Partnering with Penn State's academic units and colleges allows Penn State World Campus to offer more than 150 degree and certificate programs developed and taught by Penn State faculty.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



When World Campus first opened in 1998, taking university courses online and earning a degree were still relatively new concepts. Today, you can earn your degree online from countless sources. 


Penn State World Campus is the centralized online delivery unit of Penn State that works with academic units and colleges to deliver more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs online to learners at a distance. Penn State launched the World Campus in 1998 in order to make online degree programs available to students beyond the reach of our physical campuses. Today, Penn State World Campus specializes in serving adult learners, corporate partners, and the military.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Library services

The University Libraries share in the Penn State Online | World Campus mission to make sure you have access to a quality academic experience online.

As a student in a World Campus and Penn State Online course you have access to the 8th largest research library in North America, vested in delivering world-class library resources and services directly to you.

Student Life

Campus life

Penn State World Campus is the second largest campus in The Pennsylvania State University system with nearly 18,000 students. 

Student Reviews

As student of BUK
Umar Faruk rated 4 out of 5 stars

As a Masters student of international studies and diplomacy in Bayero University Kano Nigeria, the teachings and standard of lectures are proficient. I never regretted choosing International studies and diplomacy as an option in political sciences to study. I also seek a challenging field in political sciences to broaden my horizons. Maybe strategic studies and defense,...

Penn State World Campus Gets Two Thumbs Up
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed earning my Bachelors degree through Penn State World Campus. I was able to continue working while I earned my degree and the online classes are flexible as well as challenging. The online system is easy to use and I never had trouble getting started in my classes. The one downfall I had to studying at Penn State was that almost every semester there was...

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