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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Business, Smeal College

Supply Chain and Information Systems

University Park, Smeal College of Business (SC&IS)

PROFESSOR JOHN E. TYWORTH, Chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems

The SC&IS major concentrates on the management of value-creating supply chain networks that modern business enterprises use to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services all over the world and on information technology as the key enabler of supply chain integration. Students learn how to analyze and design supply chains and manage core business processes including (1) sourcing and procuring raw materials, (2) manufacturing and service operations, and (3) planning and fulfilling customer demand. Students also develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in the information systems area, including information processing, databases, information systems design and analysis, and supply chain technologies.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in the supply chain and information systems area in both industry and government, including manufacturing, service, technology, and merchandising companies, third-party logistics providers, transport system enterprises, consulting firms, and government agencies.

More information about the broad range of career opportunities is available at http://www.smeal.psu.edu/scis/recruit).

Entrance Requirement: To be eligible for entrance into the Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) major, a degree candidate must be enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies and satisfy requirements for entrance to the major.

Specific entrance requirements include:

  1. The degree candidate must be taking, or have taken, a program appropriate for entry to the major as shown in the bulletin, including approximately 60 credits of course work.
  2. Complete the following entrance to major requirements: ACCTG 211(4)[1]; ECON 102 GS(3); SCM 200 GQ(4)[1] or STAT 200 GQ(4)[1]; ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); and MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1]; FIN 301(3)[1]; MGMT 301(3)[1]; and MKTG 301(3)[1]. These courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance to major process is carried out.
  3. In addition to the above requirements, the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University may approve administrative enrollment controls that limit the number of students who are admitted to majors in the Smeal College of Business. In each case, however, academic requirements are established for admission. For information on enrollment controls, consult the Smeal College of Business Web site (http://www.smeal.psu.edu).

For the B.S. degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems, a minimum of 120 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 14 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 73 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (52 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], ECON 102 GS(3), FIN 301(3)[1]; MGMT 301(3)[1]; and MKTG 301(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
MIS 204(3), SCM 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-5)
B A 342(3), B A 411(3), B LAW 341(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), SCM 404(3)[1], SCM 405(3)[1], SCM 406(3)[1], SCM 421(3)[1], SCM 450W(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (8 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4)[1] or STAT 200 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (13 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th-credit-level proficiency in a single foreign language. (4 credits) Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework(Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of related coursework. See department list. (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of supporting coursework. See department list. (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-06-046

Review Date: 04/13/2010

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06

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