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College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

General Requirements

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Majors in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

University Park:

Applicants must meet a minimum 2.75 GPA and the course requirements listed below to be eligible for admission to University Park.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses:

Applicants must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for admission at a Penn State Campus.

College of Earth & Mineral Sciences: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Earth & Mineral Sciences (undecided) (EM SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.
Earth Science and Policy (EARSP)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
4 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Earth Sciences (EARTH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements. Available at World Campus only.
Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements. Available at World Campus only.
Energy Engineering (ENENG)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Energy, Business and Finance (EBF)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
4 credits calculus with analytic geometry are required.
Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Geobiology (GEOBI)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Geography B.A. (GEOBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Geography B.S. (GEOBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Geosciences B.A. (GSCBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Geosciences B.S. (GSCBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Materials Science & Engineering (MATSE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (METEO)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 8 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Mining Engineering (MNG E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits calculus with analytic geometry and 4 credits calculus-based physics are required.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNG E)
Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State Campus and transition to University Park . (No Transfer Admission to Penn State University Park)
Applicants with no more than 2 semesters of college course work may be considered for admission to a campus other than University Park provided they have a minimum GPA >_ 3.0 and have successfully completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher 8 credits calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits calculus-based physics, and 4 credits of chemistry with a lab.