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College of Agricultural Sciences

Entrance to College

For students entering Penn State after Spring 2018, the entrance to major requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

The information on this page should be used only by students who began as a first-year student at Penn State in Spring 2018 or before. 

To enter the college in premajor status, students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM requirements for majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Agribusiness Management (AGBM) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) * 3.00 Courses required with a grade of C or better:
 
  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • CI 295
  • EDPSY 14
  • EDTHP 115
  • AEE 100
  • AEE 295
  • CHEM 101 or 110
  • BIOL 110 or STAT 200
See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria
Agricultural Science (AGSC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Animal Science (ANSC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Biological Engineering (BE) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
    or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
BioRenewable Systems (BRS) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Community, Environment, and Development (CED) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Environmental Resource Management (ERM) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Food Science (FDSC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Forest Ecosystem Management (FOREM) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • BIOL 230W
  • BIOL 220W or BIOL 240W
  • CHEM 110, 111, 112 and 113
  • MATH 140 and 141
 
Landscape Contracting (LSCPE) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Plant Sciences (PLANT) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Toxicology (TOX) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • BIOL 230W
  • CHEM 110, 111, 112, and 113
  • MATH 140 and 141
 
Turfgrass Science (TURF) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 101 or 110
 
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBSC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
 
Wildlife and Fisheries Science (WFS) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

 

Notes

* CGPA, PRAXIS, and 80-hours requirements must all be met by end of third semester; course requirements must be met by end of fourth semester