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Business, Smeal College

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2007
End Date: Summer Session 2008

Energy Business and Finance - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EBF)
University Park, Smeal College of Business

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus youare interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

The major in Energy Business and Finance, offered jointly by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Smeal College of Business, combines training in business, economics, finance, and the physical sciences with a core of courses focusing on energy and related industries. The major helps students prepare for careers in the energy industry, as well as financial institutions, nonprofit groups, and international organizations dealing with energy issues. The curriculum also provides a strong base for further study in business, economics, law, and social sciences.

The General option of the Energy Business and Finance major is appropriate for students who want a broad understanding of the earth and environmental sciences in preparation for careers in industry, commerce, and government. Students may also desire a more specific course of study involving geographic information systems, as is available through the designated course work in the option in Geographic Information Sciences. The option is designed to develop competence in description, analysis, explanation, and management of problems arising from human use of natural resources and natural systems. GIS is an important tool that can be used to assess natural resources and environmental impacts across various geographic environments. Using GIS brings further depth to the analysis of the impacts of a variety of policy measures. These issues are of great prominence in the energy and natural resource industries, and the regulation of those industries.

For the B.S. degree in Energy Business and Finance, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(25-30 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 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 15-25 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80-85 credits
(This includes 25-30 credits of General Education Courses: General Option--9 credits of GN courses, 9 credits of GWS courses, 4-6 credits of GQ courses, and 6 credits of GS courses; Geographic Information Systems Option--6 credits of GN courses, 9 credits of GWS courses, 4-6 credits of GQ courses, and 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 62-64 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (37 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3)[1], EM SC 100S GWS(3), ENNEC 100 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 302 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
EM SC 301(3), EM SC 304(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I B 303 IL(3), INS 301(3) (Sem: 5-8)
EM SC 401(3)[1], ENNEC 473(3), ENNEC 484W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (25-27 credits)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 200 GQ(3), or CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CMPSC 202 GQ(3) or EM SC 468(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
B A 243(4), B LAW 243(3), or E R M 411(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENNEC 472(3), STAT 301 GQ(4), or STAT 401(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 6 credits from: EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 101 GN;US(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 111 GN;US(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EGEE 101 GN(3), EGEE 102 GN(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 115 GN(3), GEOSC 002 GN(3), GEOSC 010 GN(3), GEOSC 020 GN(3), GEOSC 021 GN(3), GEOSC 040 GN(3), MATSE 081 GN(3), METEO 003 GN(3), METEO 101 GN(3), EGEE 120 GN(3) (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 18-21 credits

GENERAL OPTION: (18 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
P N G 489(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits (in addition to the 6 listed above) from: EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 101 GN;US(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 111 GN;US(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EGEE 101 GN(3), EGEE 102 GN(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 115 GN(3), GEOSC 002 GN(3), GEOSC 010 GN(3), GEOSC 020 GN(3), GEOSC 021 GN(3), GEOSC 040 GN(3), MATSE 081 GN(3), METEO 003 GN(3), METEO 101 GN(3), EGEE 120 GN(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 9 credits from: ECON 428(3), EM SC 420(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 431(3), GEOG 424 US;IL(3), GEOSC 402Y IL(3), GEOSC 454(3), METEO 473(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 493C(3), E RRE 404(3), E RRE 429(3), E RRE 431W(3), PL SC 420(3), ECON 490(3). (Sem: 5-8)

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
GEOG 160 GS(3)[1], GEOG 363(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 361(3), GEOG 362(3), GEOG 464(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits from GEOG 485(3), GEOG 461W(3), GEOG 467(3), GEOG 463(3), GEOG 468(3), GEOG 464(3) [if not taken for requirement above], GEOG 465 (3) (Sem: 6-8)
(Advanced GIS Elective)

[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: Fall Semester 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-306

Review Date: 4/10/07

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

Minor editorial changes to comply with University editorial style (Publications): 8/23/06

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