Erie (Behrend College)

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM Requirements for majors in the Behrend College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Accounting (ACNTG) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Arts Administration (ARTSA) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ART H 111 or ART H 112
  • MUSIC 005
  • THEA 105
 
Biology (BIOBD) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 110

At least one of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 220W
  • BIOL 240W
 
Business Economics (BECON) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Business, Liberal Arts, and Sciences (BLASC) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • B A 241 and 242 (or B A 243)
  • ECON 102
  • ECON 104
  • M I S 204
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Chemistry (CHMBD) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED), Early Education PK-4 Option (PK ED) * 3.00

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 200
  • C I 295A
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • HD FS 229
  • STAT 100, 200 or EDPSY 101
  • 3 credits of Literature
  • 3 credits of GN

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests

80 hours of education work experience* (requirement does not apply to students admitted to Penn State SU14 or later)

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Communication (COMBA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Computer Engineering (CENBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
Computer Science (CMPBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CMPSC 121
  • CMPSC 122
  • BIOL 110 or CHEM 110 and 111 or PHYS 211
 
Creative Writing (CWRIT) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • COMM 270
 
Economics (ECNS) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 081
  • MATH 082
  • MATH 083
  • PHYS 250
Department review is necessary for transfer candidates.
Electrical Engineering (EE BD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
English (ELISH) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Environmental Science (ENVSC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Finance (FNC) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
General Arts and Sciences (GAS) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
History (HSTBA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Industrial Engineering (IESBD) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies (IBE) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
International Business (INT B) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
Must be combined with one of Behrend's other business majors
Management Information Systems (MISBD) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Marketing (MRKTG) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Mathematics (MTHBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
 
Mechanical Engineering (ME BD) ** 2.40

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
 
Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 081
  • MATH 082
  • MATH 083
  • PHYS 250
Department review is necessary for transfer candidates.
Nursing (NURN) RN to BS     See RN to BS Program.
Nursing (NURS)     See Bachelor of Science Degree.
Physics (PHYBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Plastics Engineering Technology (PLTBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 081
  • MATH 082
  • MATH 083
  • PHYS 250
Normally restricted to students in general status PLTBD programs; department review necessary for other candidates.
Political Science (POLSC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) 2.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 

Psychology (PSHBA)

Psychology (PSHBS)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

Science (SCNBD)

2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Secondary Education (SECBC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 220
  • MATH 230
  • CMPSC 121
  • PSYCH 100
  • ESPSY 014
  • CI 295
 
Software Engineering (SE BD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

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

Notes

* CGPA, PECT-PAPA (qualifying SAT or ACT scores may be used instead, except in the case of WF ED, which requires PRAXIS scores), and 80-hours requirements must all be met by end of third semester; course requirements must be met by end of fourth semester.

** This major is under administrative enrollment control