Pennsylvania State University-Behrend College in recent years has added a number of facilities, including an athletics and recreation center (The Junker Center), chapel and carillon (Smith Chapel), astronomy observatory, large residence halls (Senat Hall), Knowledge Park at Penn State Erie, and a baseball and softball complex. The $30 million, 160,000-square-foot (15,000 m2) Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center that houses the School of Engineering and the Sam and Irene Black School of Business opened in 2006. It features teaching and research labs, including the largest academic plastics lab in the United States. In 2010, the $4 million Robert and Sally Metzgar Admissions and Alumni Center opened.
Students can complete 34 bachelor’s degrees and 26 minors, three pre-professional programs, two master’s degrees, six associate degrees, and a number of continuing education programs at Penn State Behrend. It also offers the first two years of more than 160 Penn State bachelor’s degrees. Accounting, B.S.; Biology, B.S.; Business Economics, B.S.; Business, Liberal Arts, and Science, B.S.; Chemistry, B.S.; Communication, B.A.; Computer Engineering, B.S.; Computer Science, B.S.; Creative Writing, B.F.A; Economics, B.A.; Electrical Engineering, B.S.; Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.; English, B.A.; Finance, B.S.; General Arts and Sciences, B.A.; History, B.A.; Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies, B.S.; International Business, B.S.; Management, B.S.; Management Information Systems, B.S.; Marketing, B.S.; Mathematics, B.S.; Mechanical Engineering, B.S.; Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.; Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.; Physics, B.S.; Plastics Engineering Technology, B.S.; Political Science, B.A.; Psychology, B.A., B.S.; Science, B.A.; Science, B.S.; Secondary Education Mathematics, B.S.; Software Engineering, B.S.