Recommended Academic Plan for Wood Products/Processing and Manufacturing Option (W P/PRC&M) Commonwealth Campuses and University Park

Effective Summer 2008

Semester 1 (fall)

Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science

Natural Science

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

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
3
3
1-3
Total credits 16-18

Semester 2 (spring)

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

Effective Fall 2013, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshman at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
CHEM 112 (GN) Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistryNotes for: BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

consult with an adviser for course recommendations
3
2-4
Total credits 15-17

Semester 3

W P 200W Professional Careers in Forest ResourcesNotes for: W P 200W

W P 200W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FOR 203 Field DendrologyNotes for: FOR 203

FOR 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
W P 203 Anatomical Properties of WoodNotes for: W P 203

W P 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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 ECON 104 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistryNotes for: BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

Consult with an adviser for course recommendations
4
3-4
Total credits 17-18

Semester 4

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.
or STAT 301 (GQ) Statistical Analysis INotes for: STAT 301

STAT 301

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistryNotes for: BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

consult with an adviser for course recommendations
4
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Effective Fall 2013, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshman at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
1.5
Total credits 15.5-16.5

Semester 5

W P 411 Wood-Environmental Relationships
4
or W P 413 The Chemistry of WoodNotes for: WP 413

WP 413

offered in odd years
3-4
3
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistryNotes for: BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

consult with an adviser for course recommendations
3-4
1.5
Total credits 14.5-16.5

Semester 6

or W P 337 Wood TechnologyNotes for: W P 337

W P 337

offered in even years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2-3
W P 423 Deterioration and Protection of Wood ProductNotes for: W P 423

W P 423

offered in odd years
or W P 417 Wood Products Manufacturing Systems and ProcessesNotes for: W P 417

W P 417

offered in even years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2-4
W P 490 Wood Products ColloquiumNotes for: W P 490

W P 490

offered in odd years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or W P 437W Wood Industries Marketing and ManagementNotes for: W P 437W

W P 437W

offered in even years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1-4
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistryNotes for: BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry

consult with an adviser for course recommendations
3-4
Supporting Course SelectionNotes for: Supporting Course Selection

Supporting Course Selection

see adviser for list of courses
3
Total credits 13-18

Semester 7

or W P 413 The Chemistry of WoodNotes for: W P 413

W P 413

offered in odd years
3-4
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective
3
Supporting Course SelectionNotes for: Supporting Course Selection

Supporting Course Selection

see adviser for list of courses
6
Total credits 15-16

Semester 8

or W P 337 Wood TechnologyNotes for: W P 337

W P 337

offered in even years
2-3
W P 423 Deterioration and Protection of Wood ProductsNotes for: W P 423

W P 423

offered in odd years
or W P 417 Wood Products Manufacturing Systems and ProcessesNotes for: W P 417

W P 417

offered in even years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2-3
W P 490 Wood Products ColloquiumNotes for: W P 490

W P 490

offered in odd years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or W P 437W Wood Industries Marketing ManagementNotes for: W P 437W

W P 437W

offered in even years
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1-4
Supporting Course SelectionNotes for: Supporting Course Selection

Supporting Course Selection

see adviser for course list
6
3
Total credits 14-16

Additional Notes

Wood Products (WP) has broadened to form the BioProducts option in the BioRenewable Systems (BRS) major.  Any student who started in Fall 2013 or before can enroll in the WP major provided the student completes entrance-to-major by 8/12/2015. For more information, contact Dr. Nikki Brown.

 

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester: Many W P classes are only taught every other year, in the fall OR the spring. It is crucial that you plan ahead and schedule accordingly. See an adviser if you have questions. 

 
Program Notes: All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wood Products Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks). Please also note that W P 200W, FOR 203, and W P 203 are offered only in the fall semester and must be taken concurrently, preferably in the 3rd semester. Because of the requirements of these courses, it is recommended that students do not take any other courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays that same semester. 
 
Course Scheduling Tips 
 
All Wood Products students should change their campus location to University Park by the start of their sophomore year (your third semester). It is extremely helpful to complete calculus, statistics, and chemistry requirements as early as possible. 
 
Acceptable selections for Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, United States Cultures, International Cultures, Health Sciences and Physical Education, and First-Year Seminar are listed in the General Education in the Curriculum handbook, or on the Web at http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/general_education.cfm. 
 
When a required course has both a lecture and practicum portion, such as PHYS 250L and PHYS 250R, students are required to take both portions. 
 

 

Legend

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

Footnotes

ENGL 030
Effective Fall 2013, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshman at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry
consult with an adviser for course recommendations
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry
Consult with an adviser for course recommendations
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry
consult with an adviser for course recommendations
CAS 100
Effective Fall 2013, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshman at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
W P 418
offered in even years
WP 413
offered in odd years
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry
consult with an adviser for course recommendations
W P 412
offered in odd years
W P 337
offered in even years
W P 423
offered in odd years
W P 417
offered in even years
W P 490
offered in odd years
W P 437W
offered in even years
BIOL (GN), BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN), biochemistry, or organic chemistry
consult with an adviser for course recommendations
Supporting Course Selection
see adviser for list of courses
W P 418
offered in even years
W P 413
offered in odd years
Supporting Course Selection
see adviser for list of courses
W P 412
offered in odd years
W P 337
offered in even years
W P 423
offered in odd years
W P 417
offered in even years
W P 490
offered in odd years
W P 437W
offered in even years
Supporting Course Selection
see adviser for course list