College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Students entering Penn State SP18 or later

Entrance to College

To enter the college in pre-major status, a student must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CPGA)

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) * 2.80

Credit window: 40-70 cumulative credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140 and 141
  • ECON 102
 

Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBA)

Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESPBS)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
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:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140 and 141
  • PHYS 211
 
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

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110, 111, 112, and 113
    ​MATH 140, 141, and 220
    PHYS 211

​​Must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.5 in above courses.

 
Meteorology (METEO) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
 
Mining Engineering (MNGE) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE)* 3.0

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

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

 

* The EBF and PNGE majors are under administrative enrollment controls. To enter EBF or PNGE, students must:

  • complete the entrance requirements in the table above
  • be enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • apply to enter the major when they are within the appropriate cumulative credit window