Recommended Academic Plan for Environmental Resource Management/Water Science Option (E R M/WATSC) at Commonwealth Campuses

Effective Date: Summer 2014

Semester 1 (fall)

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or AG BM 101 (GS) Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision MakingNotes for: AG BM 101

AG BM 101

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

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

For those students with non-engineering interests (specialization areas like soils, water resources, wildlife, biology, ecology, environmental policy) should take MATH 110, MATH 111, and PHYS 250. For those students interested in obtaining the Environmental Engineering minor, MATH 140, MATH 141, and PHYS 211 are required. Most ERM students take MATH 110, 111, and PHYSICS 250 and specialize in areas pertaining to natural resource conservation.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
3
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 (121.0) which may require the student to take an additional elective.
1-3
Total credits 15-17

Semester 2 (spring)

CHEM 112 (GN) Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 111 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus IINotes for: MATH 111

MATH 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 141 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

For those students with non-engineering interests (specialization areas like soils, water resources, wildlife, biology, ecology, environmental policy) should take MATH 110, MATH 111, and PHYS 250. For those students interested in obtaining the Environmental Engineering minor, MATH 140, MATH 141, and PHYS 211 are required. Most ERM students take MATH 110, 111, and PHYSICS 250 and specialize in areas pertaining to natural resource conservation.
2-4
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 14-16

Semester 3

BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Offered only in Fall semesters
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 240 (GQ) Introduction to BiometryNotes for: STAT 240

STAT 240

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 (GQ) Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
1.5
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 14.5-15.5

Semester 4

BIOL 220W (GN) Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W

Offered only in Spring semesters
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 250 (GN) Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1.5
GEOG 160 (GS) Mapping Our Changing WorldNotes for: GEOG 160

GEOG 160

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15.5

Semester 5

E R M 151 Careers and Issues in Environmental Resource ManagementNotes for: E R M 151

E R M 151

Offered only in Fall semesters
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
3
3
A S M 327 Soil and Water Resource ManagementNotes for: A S M 327

A S M 327

Offered only in Fall semesters
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
E R M 435 LimnoogyNotes for: E R M 435

E R M 435

Offered only in Fall semesters
3
SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil ScienceNotes for: SOILS 101

SOILS 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
Total credits 17

Semester 6

3
E R M 300 Basic Principles and Calculations in Environmental AnalysisNotes for: E R M 300

E R M 300

Offered only in Spring semesters
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Specialization/Minor CoursesNotes for: Specialization/Minor Courses

Specialization/Minor Courses

Students must consult with their E R M adviser when making these course selections from the approved list
6
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Communications/Entrepreneurship/Leadership SelectionNotes for: Communications/Entrepreneurship/Leadership Selection

Communications/Entrepreneurship/Leadership Selection

Choose one from: AEE 360, AEE 440, CAS 211, CAS 213, CAS 214W, CAS 215, CAS 250, CAS 352, CIVCM 211, E R M 499, MGMT 215
3
E R M 450 Wetland ConservationNotes for: E R M 450

E R M 450

Offered only in Fall semesters
3
E R M 447 Stream RestorationNotes for: E R M 447

E R M 447

Offered only in Fall semesters
3
GEOSC 452 HydrogeologyNotes for: GEOSC 452

GEOSC 452

Offered only in Fall semesters
or SOILS 405 HydropedologyNotes for: SOILS 405

SOILS 405

Offered only in Fall semesters
3
W F S 410 General Fishery Science Notes for: W F S 410 General Fishery Science

W F S 410 General Fishery Science

Offered only in Fall semesters
or W F S 422 Ecology of FishesNotes for: W F S 422

W F S 422

Offered only in Fall semesters
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

E R M 412 Resource Systems AnalysisNotes for: E R M 412

E R M 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
E R M 413W Case Studies in Ecosystem ManagementNotes for: E R M 413W

E R M 413W

Offered only in Spring semesters
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FOR 470 Watershed ManagementNotes for: FOR 470

FOR 470

Offered only in Spring semesters
3
Specialization/Minor CoursesNotes for: Specialization/Minor Courses

Specialization/Minor Courses

Students must consult with their E R M adviser when making these course selections from the approved list
6
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

For those students with non-engineering interests (specialization areas like soils, water resources, wildlife, biology, ecology, environmental policy) should take MATH 110, MATH 111, and PHYS 250. For those students interested in obtaining the Environmental Engineering minor, MATH 140, MATH 141, and PHYS 211 are required. Most ERM students take MATH 110, 111, and PHYSICS 250 and specialize in areas pertaining to natural resource conservation.
 
 
Some modifications may be necessary for students who: require remedial courses in chemistry, mathematics, or English; or transfer into the major from another institution or major at Penn State.
 
Social and Behavioral Science (GS) general education courses are fulfilled by ECON 102/AG BM 101 and GEOG 160, both of which are prescribed for the major.
 
Students must take one course with a US and one course with an IL designation. These requirements should be fulfilled by selecting GH and GA courses with the appropriate US/IL designation.

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 140
For those students with non-engineering interests (specialization areas like soils, water resources, wildlife, biology, ecology, environmental policy) should take MATH 110, MATH 111, and PHYS 250. For those students interested in obtaining the Environmental Engineering minor, MATH 140, MATH 141, and PHYS 211 are required. Most ERM students take MATH 110, 111, and PHYSICS 250 and specialize in areas pertaining to natural resource conservation.
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
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 (121.0) which may require the student to take an additional elective.
MATH 141
For those students with non-engineering interests (specialization areas like soils, water resources, wildlife, biology, ecology, environmental policy) should take MATH 110, MATH 111, and PHYS 250. For those students interested in obtaining the Environmental Engineering minor, MATH 140, MATH 141, and PHYS 211 are required. Most ERM students take MATH 110, 111, and PHYSICS 250 and specialize in areas pertaining to natural resource conservation.
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
BIOL 110
Offered only in Fall semesters
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
BIOL 220W
Offered only in Spring semesters
E R M 151
Offered only in Fall semesters
E R M/A S M 309
Offered only in Fall semesters
E R M 411
Offered only in Fall semesters
A S M 327
Offered only in Fall semesters
E R M 435
Offered only in Fall semesters
CED 201
Offered only in Spring semesters
E R M 300
Offered only in Spring semesters
Specialization/Minor Courses
Students must consult with their E R M adviser when making these course selections from the approved list
General Education Course
Arts (GA), Humanities (GH)
Communications/Entrepreneurship/Leadership Selection
Choose one from: AEE 360, AEE 440, CAS 211, CAS 213, CAS 214W, CAS 215, CAS 250, CAS 352, CIVCM 211, E R M 499, MGMT 215
E R M 450
Offered only in Fall semesters
E R M 447
Offered only in Fall semesters
GEOSC 452
Offered only in Fall semesters
SOILS 405
Offered only in Fall semesters
W F S 410 General Fishery Science
Offered only in Fall semesters
W F S 422
Offered only in Fall semesters
E R M 413W
Offered only in Spring semesters
FOR 470
Offered only in Spring semesters
Specialization/Minor Courses
Students must consult with their E R M adviser when making these course selections from the approved list