Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR KIM C. STEINER, Program Coordinator
The primary purpose of this major is to help prepare students for careers in wood products industry. Students can choose from two options: Wood Products Business and Marketing and Wood Products Processing and Manufacturing. The options are designed to give the student flexibility for a science or business/marketing emphasis supported by a general education in communication, natural science, social science and humanities, and quantification.
Proper selection in elective courses enables the student to be prepared for employment in various aspects of wood products business management or marketing, process and product quality control, or research and development. The wide scope of the wood industry--from harvesting to the use of wood, fiber, and chemical products--presents a broad spectrum of employment opportunities. Within the employment spectrum are jobs related to roundwood processing to lumber and plywood, drying and protection of wood and fiber products, adhesives and coatings, reconstituted wood composites, paper manufacture, board products, and construction and housing.
For the B.S. degree in Wood Products, a minimum of 125 credits is required. Students should be aware that completion of the Wood Products degree in four years is difficult if they are not at the University Park Campus beginning the fall semester of the sophomore year.
WOOD PRODUCTS MARKETING MINOR: Students must take W P 401(4), 417(4), 435(3), 437W(4), and select 3 additional credits of W P courses for a minimum of 18 credits.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(12 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 3 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88 credits
This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses, 3 credits of GS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses.
COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 32-34 credits
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-17 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), 103 GQ(4), 201C GQ(3), 201F GQ(3), or 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits of STAT 200 GQ(4), 250 GQ(3), or 301 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 202C GWS or 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 215 or SPCOM 312(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ECON 002 GS, 004 GS, or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 54-56 credits
WOOD PRODUCTS BUSINESS AND MARKETING OPTION: 54-56 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (11 credits)
W P 401(4), 417(4), 435(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 27 credits from ACCTG 211, AG EC 101 GS or ECON 002 GS, AG EC 350, B A 250, B LAW 243, B LOG 301, ECON 004 GS, FIN 100, ECON 315 GS or L I R 100 GS, I B 303 or ECON 333 GS, I E 302, MGMT 100, MKTG 221, PSY 002 GS, any Q B A course or CMPSC 203 GQ, or any additional W P course (2-3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (16-18 credits)
Select 16-18 credits in consultation with adviser from department list.
(Students may apply 3 credits of ROTC.)
WOOD PRODUCTS PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING OPTION: 54-56 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (29 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
W P 337(2), 411(4), 412(3), 413(3), 417(4), 418(4), 423(2) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (11 credits)
Select 11 credits from BIOL, BI SC GN, PHYS GN, biochemistry or organic chemistry (Sem: 1-4)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (14-16 credits)
Select 14-16 credits in consultation with adviser from department list.
(Students may apply 3 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 5-8)
 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: Fall Semester 1998
Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-001
Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)