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(Archive) Liberal Arts and Engineering Dual Degree (LAENG)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1991
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Liberal Arts and Earth and Mineral Sciences Dual Degree Program - (ARCHIVE)

Liberal Arts and Engineering Dual Degree Program - (ARCHIVE)

ASSOCIATE DEAN RONALD L. FILIPPELLI, in charge

These programs require ten semesters of study, the first six in the College of the Liberal Arts (during which the student completes 70 credits in General Education and Bachelor of Arts requirements and 33 to 37 basic engineering or science requirements), and the last four in either the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering (during which the student completes the credits required in the selected major in Earth and Mineral Sciences or Engineering). An additional 9 credits of study in the General Arts and Sciences major consisting of 3 credits in each of three areas (arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences) are taken following the completion of the sixth semester.

Upon completion of the program, the B.A. in General Arts and Sciences will be awarded by the College of the Liberal Arts and the B.S. by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering. The majors available in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are Geosciences, Mining Engineering, Polymer Science, Mineral Economics, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Ceramic Science and Engineering, Metals Science and Engineering, or Meteorology. The majors available in the College of Engineering are Aerospace, Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial and Management Systems, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering, or Engineering Science.[44]

To be eligible for this program a student must file an application for entrance with the associate dean for undergraduate studies, College of the Liberal Arts, not later than the third semester. Entrance to the program requires that the student satisfy all regular requirements of the College of the Liberal Arts and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering. In addition, special requirements may need to be satisfied when enrollment controls are imposed on programs in any of the colleges because of space limitations. Once a student has met all the requirements for entrance to this program, transfer from the College of the Liberal Arts to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering, with enrollment in one of the majors listed, will be approved automatically at the end of the sixth semester if the student continues to make normal progress toward the dual degree and has maintained a cumulative average of 2.00 or higher. Students entering majors in the College of Engineering must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher: CHEM 012 GN(3) and 014 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), and PHYS 201 GN(4), and meet the required cumulative grade-point average for the requested engineering major.

Students are advised of the absolute necessity for scheduling classes in exact sequence during the first six semesters of Dual Degree study. It is imperative that students obtain, from the General Arts and Sciences Office, 129 Sparks Building, a copy of the Dual Degree requirements worksheet that enumerates the specific course requirements for the two programs for semesters one through six.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description for General Education in front of Bulletin.)

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description for Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 12 credits

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from each of the following areas: arts, humanities, science/mathematics, social and behavioral sciences. (Sem: 9-10)

EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES OR ENGINEERING COMPONENT: 89-91 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses and 9 credits of GN courses.)
SEMESTERS ONE THROUGH SIX (33-34 credits)[45]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
CHEM 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), MATH 220 GQ(2), 230(4), 250(3) (Sem: 1-4)
E G 010(1), 011(1) (Sem: 3-4)
PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
E MCH 011(3), 012(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
PHYS 203 GN(3) or 204 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
B.S. requirements[46](3) (Sem: 5-6)

SEMESTERS SEVEN THROUGH TEN (56-57 credits)
Credits required in the selected major in Earth and Mineral Sciences or Engineering (56-57) (Sem: 7-10)

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[44] Enrollment in the Engineering Science program is limited to those students attaining an average of B or higher during their first six semesters and to those specially chosen by the College of Engineering faculty on the basis of evidence that they will benefit from the advanced courses.
[45] Dual Degree candidates should consult the individual program requirements in the College of Engineering and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to ascertain which combinations of CHEM, E G, E MCH, MATH, and PHYS are required.
[46] Dual Degree candidates should select a course in this category appropriate for the requirements for their program in either Earth and Mineral Sciences or Engineering.


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 1991

Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-030

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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