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(Archive) Mineral Economics (MN EC)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Mineral Economics (MN EC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR ADAM Z. ROSE, Head of the Department

Mineral Economics combines training in economics, physical sciences, management sciences, and quantitative methods with a core of courses centering on the mineral, material, and energy industries. The field helps prepare students for careers in industry, government, financial institutions, nonprofit research groups, or international organizations dealing with mineral resource problems. The curriculum also provides a strong base for further graduate study in business, economics, law, social sciences, and environmental sciences.

The Mineral Economics curriculum provides flexibility that permits the student to pursue a special interest appropriate to his or her career objectives. The core courses in mineral economics cover minerals in the environment, energy and environmental policy, materials markets, and applications of statistical and financial management techniques to the mineral industries two options: (1) Nonrenewable Resource and Environmental Economics and (2) Minerals and Energy Business.

For the B.S. degree in Mineral Economics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 96 credits
(This includes 22 credits of General Education courses: 7 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; and 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 62 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (59 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ECON 002 GS(3)[1], 004 GS(3), GEOSC 001(3)[23], MATH 111 GQ(2), 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ECEEM 100(3), GEOG 030 GS(3), MATSC 081 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3)[23], ECON 302 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ECEEM 482(3)[1], 483(3)[1], 484W(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 390(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 5-8)
ECEEM 490(3), 491(3)[1], 492(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
ENGL 202A GWS(3), 202C GWS(3), or 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 34 credits

NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS OPTION: 34 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
AG EC 402(3), ECON 428(3), MNG 400(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
EARTH 001(3) or 002 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
F SC 301(3) or MATSC 101 GN(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19 credits)
Select 3-9 credits in related areas in consultation with adviser, from supporting course list (may include 9 credits of one foreign language) (subject to college restriction on remedial or technology courses) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6-9 credits from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences list (not including courses required in the major) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6-9 credits in agricultural economics, business environmental resource management, economics, or related social sciences from supporting course list[24] (Sem: 5-8)

MINERAL AND ENERGY BUSINESS OPTION: 34 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ACCTG 200(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MGMT 301(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FIN 301(3), 305W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
B LAW 243(3) or B LOG 301(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19 credits)
Select 6-9 credits in business from supporting course list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6-9 credits in economics or other social science from supporting course list[24] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3-9 credits in related areas in consultation with adviser, from supporting course list (may include 9 credits of one foreign language) (subject to college restriction on remedial or technology courses) (Sem: 1-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[23] Students at a location other than University Park where CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or GEOSC 071(3) are not available may substitute: CSE 103 GQ(4), CMPSC 201C GQ(3), or 201F GQ(3) for CMPSC 101 GQ(3); GEOSC 020 GN(3) for GEOSC 001(3).
[24]
Students may apply up to 3 credits of ROTC from each of the business and the economics selections for a combined total of 6.


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 Review by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-02-010

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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