Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Penn State University

College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

General Requirements

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Academic programs in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are not available for transfer admission at the University Park campus. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements listed below may apply to start at any Penn State Commonwealth Campus and transition to University Park.

All College of Earth and Mineral Sciences majors require the successful completion of a 4 credit college calculus course for transfer consideration.

University Park:

Academic Programs in the College of Earth and Mineral Science are not available for transfer admission starting directly at the University Park Campus. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply to start at a Penn State commonwealth campus and transition to University Park upon completion of entrance to major requirements.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses:

Applicants who have completed 18 < 42 transferable credits, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have successfully completed 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry (Math 140 equivalent).

Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website

College of Earth & Mineral Sciences: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Earth & Mineral Sciences (undecided) (EM SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Earth Science and Policy (EARSP)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Earth Sciences (EARTH)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
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)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Energy, Business and Finance (EBF)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Geobiology (GEOBI)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Geography B.A. (GEOBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Geography B.S. (GEOBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Geosciences B.A. (GSCBA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Geosciences B.S. (GSCBS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Materials Science & Engineering (MATSE)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (METEO)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Mining Engineering (MNG E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNG E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Less than or equal to 42 transferable credits is required, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and the successful completion of 4 credits of calculus with analytic geometry.