Recommended Academic Plan for BioRenewable Systems/BioProducts Option (BRS/BIOPR) 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
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts

Arts

Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting GA and 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 and BIOL 012

BIOL 011 and BIOL 012

Note that both BIOL 011 and BIOL 012 (lab portion) must be taken to count for the biology requirements
4
3
3-4
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities

Humanities

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

Semester 4

3-4
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
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts

Arts

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

Humanities

Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting GA and 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
Selection - BRS Leadership/EntrepreneurshipNotes for: Selection - BRS Leadership/Entrepreneurship

Selection - BRS Leadership/Entrepreneurship

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 15

Semester 7

BRS 402 Foundations of Sustainable BusinessNotes for: BRS 402

BRS 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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
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.
Arts
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting GA and GH courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
BIOL 011 and BIOL 012
Note that both BIOL 011 and BIOL 012 (lab portion) must be taken to count for the biology requirements
Humanities
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting GA and 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.
Arts
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting GA and GH courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
Humanities
Students must take 3 credits of US Cultures (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL). These requirements should be met by selecting GA and GH courses with the appropriate US/IL designation
Selection - BRS Leadership/Entrepreneurship
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.