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Undergraduate Degree Programs

PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: July 20, 2012

Business, Liberal Arts, and Science

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.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Business, Liberal Arts, and Science major requires the completion of 8 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211(4); B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2); ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); MIS 204(3); STAT 200 GQ(4) or SCM 200(4), and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

For the B.S. degree in Business, Liberal Arts, and Science, a minimum of 122 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 this 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: 91-92 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 (31 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FIN 301(3), MGMT 301(3), MKTG 301(3), SCM 310(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MGMT 471W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 3-4)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from ECON 470(3), MGMT 461 IL(3), MKTG 445 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)
ACCTG 310(3) Federal Income Taxation
ACCTG 340(3) Cost Accounting
ACCTG 371(4) Intermediate Accounting I
Select 6 credits in ACCTG (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 102 GS(3) and ECON 104 GS(3) fulfills the requirements for a minor in Economics.

Module 3 LABOR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
ECON 410(3) Economics of Labor Markets
LER 100 GS(3) Labor and Industrial Relations
MGMT 331(3) Organizational Processes and Structure
MGMT 341 US(3) Introduction to Human Resource Management
MGMT 420(3) Conflict Management
MGMT 440(3) Advanced Human Resource Management
Completion of 12 credits of MGMT courses in addition to MGMT 301(3) and MGMT 471W(3) fulfills the requirements for a minor in Management.

Module 4 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
ECON 481(3) Business Forecasting Techniques
ECON 482(3) Advanced Business Forecasting Techniques
ECON 485(3) Econometric Techniques
MGMT 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 MGMT courses in addition to MGMT 301(3) and MGMT 471W(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 MIS 204(3) 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;IL(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;IL(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)
CAS 471 US;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;IL(3) Introduction to Comparative Politics
PL SC 014 GS;IL(3) International Relations
PL SC 020 GS;IL(3) Comparative Politics--Western Europe
PL SC 022 GS;IL(3) Politics of the Developing Areas
PL SC 452(3) Government and Politics of Central Europe
PL SC 423(3) Post-Soviet Politics
PL SC 487(3) International Law and Organizations
PL SC 488(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
STAT 461(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

[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: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-03-029

Review Date: 11/21/06

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

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