Recommended Academic Plan for the B.S. in Business (BSBCC) Financial Services Option at Penn State Worthington Scranton - Program Year 2018

Effective Spring 2018

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ECON 102 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
MATH 110 Techniques of Calculus I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Natural Science (GN)

Nautral Science (GN)

3
Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 102 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Humanities / US Culture (GH;US)

Humanities / US Culture (GH;US)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
4
MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts Notes for: MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SCM 200 Introduction to Statistics for Business (GQ)Notes for: SCM 200

SCM 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing Notes for: MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing

MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RMNotes for: 300/400 Level Courses in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

300/400 Level Courses in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

See adviser for program list
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
B A 321 Contemporary Skills for Business ProfessionalsNotes for: B A 321

B A 321

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FIN 301 Corporation FinanceNotes for: FIN 301

FIN 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SCM 301 Business Logistics ManagementNotes for: SCM 301 Business Logistics Management

SCM 301 Business Logistics Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
B A 322 Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals Notes for: B A 322

B A 322

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)

3
FIN 420 Investment and Portfolio Analysis Notes for: FIN 420

FIN 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RMNotes for: 300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

See adviser for program list
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
B A 420 Preparation for Career Management Notes for: B A 420

B A 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
B A 421 Project Management Notes for: B A 421

B A 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
I B 303 International Business Operations (IL)Notes for: I B 303

I B 303

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RMNotes for: 300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

See adviser for program list
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RMNotes for: 400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM

ACCTG 404 is recommended
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
B A 422W Strategic Business PlanningNotes for: B A 422W

B A 422W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B A 495A Business InternshipNotes for: B A 495A

B A 495A

3-6 credits of BA 495A (Internship) or 495B (Research) is required. Consult the Program Coordinator if you wish to do research instead of an internship. If a student opts to take B A 495 for 3 credits instead of 6 cr, an additional 3 cr in 400-level business selections must also be taken. See adviser.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ACCTG 405 Principles of Taxation Notes for: ACCTG 405

ACCTG 405

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

Elective

1
Total credits 13

Additional Notes

Program Notes:
Available options of the BSBCC program at PS WS are Accounting, Financial Services, Management & Marketing and Individualized.  A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Academic Advising Notes:

FIN 301: Smeal-bound students must take FIN 301 no later than semester 4 to satisfy entrance-to-major requirements in time for their application to the Smeal College.

STAT 200: Students must not delay taking STAT 200 past semester 4, as it is a prerequisite for FIN 301 and SCM 301.

A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individualized academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department and your Degree Audit when scheduling courses.  The Degree Audit on LionPATH is your official check of graduation requirments. 

General Education:
GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes to identify General Education requirements.  US, IL and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.  W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.  As long as 6 cr GA, 6 cr GH, 9 cr GN, 3 cr US and 3 cr GHA are taken across the eight semesters, the particular order in which these courses are taken is not relevant. 
 

Legend

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

Footnotes

MATH 110
Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
MATH 140
Students are expected to follow math placement assessment recommendations. Credit for MATH 022 or higher must be earned by the end of the 4th semester to qualify for Entrance to Major. A 4-credit calculus course is required for graduation and students may take MATH 110 OR 140 (110 is recommended for business).
300/400 Level Courses in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM
See adviser for program list
300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM
See adviser for program list
300/400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM
See adviser for program list
400 Level Course in ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM
ACCTG 404 is recommended
B A 495A
3-6 credits of BA 495A (Internship) or 495B (Research) is required. Consult the Program Coordinator if you wish to do research instead of an internship. If a student opts to take B A 495 for 3 credits instead of 6 cr, an additional 3 cr in 400-level business selections must also be taken. See adviser.