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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2009
End Date: Spring Semester 2010


Energy Business and Finance - ARCHIVE

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

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.

GENERAL OPTION
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.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION
This option in the major in Energy Business and Finance is appropriate for students who want a broad understanding of the earth and environmental sciences in preparation for careers in industry, commerce, and government. Such an understanding is available through the designated course work in Geographic Information Systems. 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. This curriculum also provides a strong base for further study in business, economics, law, and social sciences.

ENERGY SYSTEMS OPTION
EBF graduates will spend much of their professional careers working with engineers on a variety of energy related projects, or will desire a strong understanding of energy technologies and processes in order to make good financial and management decisions. The Energy Systems Option is designed to give EBF graduates a more rigorous background in engineering principles and applications together with a demanding economics and business curriculum. The option will give students a basic understanding of chemistry, physics, and other engineering principles critical to energy industries and technologies. Students will also take advanced courses in both energy engineering and economics.

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
(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: 8-25 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80-97 credits
(This includes 30 credits of General Education Courses: 9 credits of GN courses, 9 credits of GWS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, and 6 credits of GS courses.

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (37 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3)[1], EM SC 100S GWS(3), E B F 200 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 302 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
E B F 301(3), E B F 304W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I B 303 IL(3), INS 301(3) (Sem: 5-8)
E B F 401(3)[1], E B F 473(3), ENNEC 484(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-16 credits)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 200 GQ(3), CMPSC 201 GQ(3), CMPSC 202 GQ(3), or EM SC 468(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
B A 243(4), B LAW 243(3), or E R M 411(3) (Sem: 3-4)
E B F 472(3), STAT 301 GQ(3), or STAT 401(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 28-44 credits

GENERAL OPTION: (28 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (28 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
P N G 489(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 9 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 GS;US;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 9 credits from: CED 404(3), E RRE 429(3), E RRE 431W(3), ECON 428(3), ECON 490(3), EM SC 420(3), GEOG 424 US;IL(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 431(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 493C(3), GEOSC 402Y IL(3), GEOSC 454(3), METEO 473(3), PL SC 490(3) (Sem: 5-8)

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION (31 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
GEOG 160 GS(3)[1], GEOG 363(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
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 GS;US;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 361(3), GEOG 362(3), GEOG 464(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits from GEOG 461W(3), GEOG 463(3), GEOG 464(3), GEOG 467(3), GEOG 468(3), GEOG 485(3) [if not taken for requirement above] (Sem: 6-8) (Advanced GIS Elective)

ENERGY SYSTEMS OPTION (44 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (26 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 3)
PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 4)
P N G 489(3) (Sem: 5)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 9 credits in Engineering Principles:
EME 301(3)[1] (Sem:5)
And 3 credits from: EGEE 302(3)[1], EGEE 304(3)[1], EGEE 430(3)[1], M E 430(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

Select 9 credits is Engineering Applications from:
EGEE 420(3), EGEE 430(3) or M E 430(3), EGEE 437(3), EGEE 438(3), EGEE 441(3), EGEE 451(3), EGEE 470(3) or M E 470(3) [if not taken for requirement above], F SC 431(3), F SC 432(3) (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 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-02-021

Review Date: 10/7/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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

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