College of Earth and Mineral Sciences - 2016 Pool

Students entering Penn State SU14, FA14, SP15 (2016 ETM Pool)

Entrance to College

The requirements to enter the college in general, premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)

2016 Entrance to Major Pool

(students entering Penn State SU14, FA14, SP15)

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM Requirements for majors in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Earth Science and Policy (EARSP) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Earth Sciences (EARTH) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Energy, Business, and Finance (EBF) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • ECON 102
 
Energy Engineering (ENENG) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
 
Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
 
Geobiology (GEOBI) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

Geography (GEOBA)

Geography (GEOBS)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Geosciences (GSCBA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Geosciences (GSCBS) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
 
Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Meteorology (METEO) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
 
Mining Engineering (MNG E) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNG E)* 3.30*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 112
  • PHYS 211
 

Notes

* This major is under administrative enrollment controls. Students must complete all required courses by the end of the entrance-to-major pool semester and must confirm their major choices by the published deadline for the ETM process. To be considered for an enrollment-controlled major, students must be in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or DUS at the time they confirm their major selection. Students must have the stated CGPA at the end of the semester preceding the pool semester to be guaranteed entrance to this major. However, "If there is still space after all of the students who meet these criteria have been accepted, selections are made from the remaining students in the pool of applicants, starting with the highest GPA, until the approved maximum number of students to enter the major is reached. No student with less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA is accepted" (Undergraduate Advising Handbook).