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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Business, Liberal Arts, and Science (BLASC) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 2007

Business, Liberal Arts, and Science - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (BLASC)

This interdisciplinary major provides students with considerable flexibility for customizing a program of study designed to meet individual interests and career goals. Depth of knowledge is achieved through the selection of modules that form the basis of the major. Students select three modules, each of which contains 15 or 16 credits and encompasses a discrete subject area. One of the modules involves course work in business disciplines; the other two modules involve course work in nonbusiness disciplines. Proper selection of modules helps provide strong preparation for careers in business and government or for entry into graduate school.

For the B.S. degree in Business, Liberal Arts, and Science, a minimum of 125 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94-95 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(2), SCM 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
FNC 300(3), MANGT 300(3), MRKTG 300(3), SCM 310(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MANGT 470W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ECNS 470(3), MANGT 480 IL(3), MRKTG 470 IL(3), or other 400-level international business course (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (45-46 credits)
[Some courses in this category may have prerequisites that are not required for the major.]
Select one module from Modules 1-5 (15-16) (Sem: 5-8)
Select one module from Modules 8, 11, 12, or 14 (15) (Sem: 5-8)
Select one module from Modules 6-18 (15) (Sem: 5-8)

Except where noted, courses taken to satisfy General Education requirements may not be used to satisfy module requirements.

Module 1 ACCOUNTING (16 credits)
ACNTG 310(4) Intermediate Accounting I
ACNTG 320(3) Federal Income Taxation
ACNTG 412(3) Cost Accounting
Select 6 credits in ACNTG (including at least 3 credits at the 400 level)
Completion of this module in addition to ACCTG 211(4) fulfills the requirements for a minor in Accounting.

Module 2 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in ECON or ECNS (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)
Completion of this module in addition to ECON 002 GS(3) and ECON 004 GS(3) fulfills the requirements for a minor in Economics.

Module 3 LABOR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
ECNS 410(3) Economics of Labor Markets
L I R 100 GS(3) Labor and Industrial Relations
MANGT 330(3) Organizational Processes and Structure
MANGT 340 US(3) Introduction to Human Resource Management
MANGT 420(3) Conflict Management
MANGT 440(3) Advanced Human Resource Management
Completion of 12 credits of MANGT courses in addition to MANGT 300(3) and MANGT 470W(3) fulfills the requirements for a minor in Management.

Module 4 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
ECNS 460(3) Business Forecasting Techniques
ECNS 462(3) Advanced Business Forecasting Techniques
ECNS 485(3) Econometric Techniques
MANGT 350(3) Problem Solving and Models for Management
SCM 445(3) Operations Planning and Control
SCM 455(3) Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
SCM 460(3) Purchasing and Material Management
Completion of 12 credits of MANGT courses in addition to MANGT 300(3) and MANGT 470W(3) fulfills the requirements for a minor in Management.

Module 5 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
MIS 336(3) Data Management Systems
MIS 430(3) Systems Analysis
Select 9 credits in CMPBD, CMPSC, or MISBD (including at least 3 credits at the 400 level)
Completion of this module in addition to CMPSC 203 GQ(4) and MIS 204(2) fulfills the requirements for a minor in MISBD.

Module 6 COMMUNICATIONS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in COMM, COMMU, or SPCOM (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 7 ENGLISH (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in ELISH or ENGL (beyond the Writing/Speaking area of General Education, and including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 8 FOREIGN LANGUAGE (15 credits)
Select 12 credits in one foreign language
Select 3 credits in a corresponding area studies course in consultation with adviser [e.g., GER 200 GH;IL(3), HIST 179 GH;IL(3), PL SC 020 GS(3)]

Module 9 HISTORY (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in HIST or HSTRY (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 10 POLITICAL SCIENCE (15 credits)
PL SC 001 GS(3) Introduction to American National Government
PL SC 003 GS(3) Introduction to Comparative Politics
Select 9 credits in PL SC or POLSC (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 11 INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES (15 credits)
COMMU 402 IL(3) International and Intercultural Communication
INTST 100 GS;IL(3) Introduction to International Studies
INTST 400 IL(3) Seminar in International Studies
Select 6 credits from:
FR 139 GH;IL(3) France and the French-speaking World
GER 200 GH;IL(3) Contemporary German Culture
RL ST 001 GH;US;IL(3) Introduction to World Religions
RL ST 004 GH;US;IL(3) Jewish and Christian Foundation
RUS 100 GH;IL(3) Russian Culture and Civilization
RUS 130 IL(3) Women in Russian Literature
SPAN 130 GH;IL(3) Iberian Civilization
SPAN 131 GH;IL(3) Ibero-American Civilization or other international cultures courses in consultation with adviser

Module 12 INTERNATIONAL POLICY STUDIES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
PL SC 003 GS(3) Introduction to Comparative Politics
PL SC 014 GS(3) International Relations
PL SC 020 GS(3) Comparative Politics--Western Europe
PL SC 022(3) Politics of the Developing Areas
POLSC 421(3) Failure of Communism in Eastern Europe
POLSC 423(3) Foundations of Soviet Political Life
POLSC 471(3) Public Policy Analysis or other international policy courses in consultation with adviser
POLSC 477(3) International Law and Organizations
POLSC 478(3) Comparative Public Policy

Module 13 PSYCHOLOGY (15 credits)
PSYCH 100 GS(3) Psychology
Select 12 credits in PSY or PSYCH (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 14 EDUCATION ABROAD (15 credits)
Select an Education Abroad Program in consultation with adviser

Module 15 COMPUTER STUDIES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in CMPSC or CMPBD (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 16 MATHEMATICS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in MATH or MTHBD (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 17 SCIENCE (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in the natural sciences (including at least 6 credits at the 400 level)

Module 18 STATISTICS AND QUALITY CONTROL (15 credits)
MATH 482(3) Mathematical Methods of Operations Research
Q C 450(3) Introduction to Quality Control Engineering
STABD 444(3) Analysis of Variance
STAT 460(3) Intermediate Applied Statistics
STAT 462(3) Applied Regression Analysis
STAT 464(3) Applied Nonparametric Statistics or other courses in MATH, MTHBD, Q C, or STAT in consultation with adviser

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-05-059

Review Date: 10/11/04

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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