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

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • 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:

  • ARTH 111 or ARTH 112
  • MUSIC 5
  • 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

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Chemistry (CHMBD) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Elementary and Early Childhood Education 3.00

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • MATH 200
  • CI 295A
  • EDPSY 14
  • EDTHP 115
  • HDFS 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 15 or 30
  • 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 81
  • MATH 82
  • MATH 83
  • PHYS 250
Department review is necessary for transfer candidates.
Electrical Engineering (EEBD) 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

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
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

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
International Business (INTB) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • 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

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • ACCTG 211
  • MATH 110 or 140
  • ECON 102
  • SCM 200 or STAT 200
 
Marketing (MRKTG) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • 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 (MEBD) * 2.40

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • MATH 140 and 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 81
  • MATH 82
  • MATH 83
  • 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 81
  • MATH 82
  • MATH 83
  • 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

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • 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) 3.00

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
  • EDTHP 115 A
    Literature Selection
  • EDPSY 14
  • CI 295
Completion of 40 hours of Work Experience and passing the PAPA or Praxis CORE Exam.
Software Engineering (SEBD) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

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

Notes

1 CGPA, PECT-PAPA (qualifying SAT or ACT scores may be used instead, except in the case of WFED, 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.