Recommended Academic Plan for BioRenewable Systems/Ag Systems Management Option (BRS/A S M) at Commonwealth Campuses

Effective Date: Fall 2013

Semester 1

First Year SeminarNotes for: First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar

For campuses that do not require a first-year seminar and offer an alternative first-year engagement plan, this first-year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major which may require the student to take an additional elective.
1-3
3
3
EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering DesignNotes for: EDSGN 100

EDSGN 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
2
Total credits 16-18

Semester 2

1
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
3
4
3
4
1
Total credits 16

Semester 3

3
or BIOL 011 and BIOL 012 (GN) Introductory Biology I and Introductory Biology IINotes for: BIOL 011

BIOL 011

Note that both BIOL 011 and BIOL 012 (lab portion) must be taken to count for the biology requirements
4
3
3-4
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
3
Total credits 16-17

Semester 4

3-4
SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil ScienceNotes for: SOILS 101

SOILS 101

SOILS 101 may be offered at DS, AA, and CL campuses and is offered through WD campus.
3
or HORT 101 (GN) Horticultural ScienceNotes for: HORT 101

HORT 101

HORT 101 may be offered at BK campus and is offered through WD campus.
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 5

AG BM 106 Agribusiness Problem SolvingNotes for: AG BM 106

AG BM 106

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BRS 221 Engineering Principles of Biorenewable SystemsNotes for: BRS 221

BRS 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BRS 300 Introduction to Biorenewable ProductsNotes for: BRS 300

BRS 300

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A S M 310 Power Transmission in AgricultureNotes for: A S M 310

A S M 310

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A S M 327 Soil and Water Resources ManagementNotes for: A S M 327

A S M 327

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

2
BRS 437 Bioproduct Marketing and SalesNotes for: BRS 437

BRS 437

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
4
SelectionNotes for: Selection

Selection

List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
3
SelectionNotes for: Selection

Selection

List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

SelectionNotes for: Selection

Selection

List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
3
2
3
1
3
SelectionNotes for: Selection

Selection

List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

3
3
1
SelectionNotes for: Selection

Selection

List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
3
SelectionNotes for: Selection

Selection

List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
3
Total credits 13

Additional Notes

updated 11/1/16, acb

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

First Year Seminar
For campuses that do not require a first-year seminar and offer an alternative first-year engagement plan, this first-year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major which may require the student to take an additional elective.
General Education Course
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
BIOL 011
Note that both BIOL 011 and BIOL 012 (lab portion) must be taken to count for the biology requirements
General Education Course
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
SOILS 101
SOILS 101 may be offered at DS, AA, and CL campuses and is offered through WD campus.
HORT 101
HORT 101 may be offered at BK campus and is offered through WD campus.
General Education Course
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
General Education Course
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting Arts (GA) and Humanities (GH) courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
Selection
List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
Selection
List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
Selection
List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
Selection
List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
Selection
List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.
Selection
List of courses can be found in the BRS Advising Manual: abe.psu.edu/documents/brs-advising-manual.pdf. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss appropriate course selection.