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(Archive) Environmental Resource Management (E R M)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Environmental Resource Management (E R M) - (ARCHIVE)


This major is set up in a three-tiered fashion. The first tier involves foundation course work in the various fields within the interdisciplinary environmental management area. These fields include the physical and biological sciences, the social and economic sciences, and the communication skills necessary to relay this information in written and oral form.

The second tier involves course work specifically designed to cut across these fields and develop an interdisciplinary understanding of their interrelationships. The ability to recognize and analyze complex environmental problems is developed in this second set of courses.

The third tier involves the student's technical course work. In consultation with his or her adviser, the student studies one aspect of the environment in sufficient depth to allow the student to work on the development of technical solutions to problems in this area. This can be done by taking an approved minor offered by a department or program, or by developing a unique cohesive group of courses in consultation with the student's adviser. The areas of study include various fields in the air, water, land, and social environments.

For the B.S. degree in Environmental Resource Management, a minimum of 125 credits is required.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MINOR: Students must take E R M 200(1), 412(3), 413W(3) and select 11 credits from A S M 327(3), SOILS 101(3), AG EC 201(3), or any E R M course for a total of 18 credits.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(24 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

(This includes 24 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], 220W GN(4)[1], 240W GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 013 GN(3)[1], 014 GN(1)[1], 034(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
E R M 200(1) [1], ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 451(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 201(3)[1], A S M 327(3)[1], SOILS 101(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
E R M 411(3)[1], 412(3)[1], 413W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-17 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), 111 GQ(2); or MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
AG EC 101 GS or ECON 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 201 GN or 215 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 2 credits[1] from E R M 421(1), 422(1), 423(1), 424(1), or 426(1) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 3 credits in geosciences or physical geography (Sem: 1-2)
Select 2-3 credits in computer science (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits in communications (Sem: 5-6)
Select 18 credits of technical courses in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in business or management (Sem: 7-8)
Select 3 credits in ecology (Sem: 7-8)

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

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-04-008

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)


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