Curriculum

 

Students  must complete the course requirements in the Baccalaureate Core, the Renewable Materials Core, and one of the two options described below. Students are also required to complete six months of approved work or internship experience, usually during the summer months.

Baccalaureate Core Requirements (34 credit hours)
(Not satisfied by the Renewable Materials Core or an Option)

Writing I - WR 121 (3)* English Composition*
Writing II - WR 214 (3)* Writing in Business ~or~ WR 327 (3)* Technical Writing
Writing III - COMM 111* Public Speaking ~or~ COMM 114 (3)*  Argument & Critical Discourse
Fitness - HHS 231 (2)* Lifetime Fitness for Health and HHS 241-251 (1)* Lifetime Fitness (various activities)
Western Culture Elective (3)
Cultural Diversity Elective (3)
Literature & Arts Elective (3)
Difference, Power, & Discrimination Elective (3)
Science Technology & Society Synthesis Elective (3)

Renewable Materials Core Requirements (57)Students studing in Lobby

FOR 111 (3) Introduction to Forestry
FOR 141 (3) Tree & Shrub Identification                                                      
BI 101* General Biology
or BI 212* Principles of Biology                                                          
ECON 201 (4)* Introduction to Microeconomics                                                        
ECON 202 (4)* Introduction to Macroeconomics                                                       
WSE210 Renewable Material Technology & Utilization                                                        
WSE 321 Structure & Chemistry of Renewable Materials                                                     
WSE 322 Physical & Mechanical Properties of Renewable Materials                                               
WSE 324 Renewable Materials Lab                                                  
WSE 390 ^ Global Issues in Renewable Materials                                                    
WSE 453 Global Trade in Renewable Materials                                                        
WSE 455 Marketing & Innovation in Renewable Materials                                                    
WSE 461 Manufacturing with Renewable Materials 1                                                           
WSE 462 Manufacturing with Renewable Materials 2                                                           
WSE 465 Industrial Manufacturing Experience                                                         
WSE 471 Renewable Materials in Building Construction                                                      
WSE 473 Bioenergy & Environmental Impact                                               
Free electives (11)

* Course fulfills a Baccalaureate Core requirement
^Writing Intensive Course

  OPTIONS

 I. Marketing and Management Option (82)

 This option prepares students for careers that: help organizations solve problems and be more effective; become leaders in business or non-profit organizations;  discover consumers’ desires for new product features or develop new international markets for existing products. 

 It combines all the career flexibility of business training with specialized knowledge to give you the competitive edge in the job market.  Graduates will earn a Minor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.

CH 121 (5) General Chemistry                                  
CH 122 (5)* General Chemistry                                             
MTH 111 (4) College Algebra                        
MTH 241 (4) Calculus for Management & Social Sciences                           
ST 351 (4) Introduction to Statistical Methods                                   Students in Lab
ST 352 (4) Introduction to Statistical Methods                                   
BA 211 (4) Financial Accounting  ‡                            
BA 213 (4) Managerial Accounting  ‡                        
BA 230 (4) Business Law                               
BA 260 (4) Introduction to Entrepreneurship                         
BA 351 (4) Managing Organizations                          
BA 360 (4) Introduction to Financial Management                             
BA 390 (4) Marketing 

* Physical or Biological Science with Lab (4)  
Restricted Electives from list below (24)                                

ANTH 488 (3) Business and Asian Culture                                                                              
AREC 352 (3) Environmental Economics and Policy                                                                             
BA 352 (4) Managing Individual and Team Performance                                                                    
BA 357 (4) Operations Management                                                                                      
BA 364 (4) Project Management                                                                              
BA 396 (4) Fundamentals of Marketing Research                                                                                
BA 452 (4) Leadership and Team Building                                                                             
BA 458 (4) Innovation and New Product Development                                                                       
BA 460 (4) Venture Management                                                                             
BA 468 (4) Technology Commercialization                                                                             
BA 497 (4) Global Marketing                                                                                     
BA 499 (4) Marketing Strategy                                                                                 
BEE 480 (3) Introduction to Bioproduct Engineering                                                            
COMM 446 (3) Communication in International Conflict and Disputes                                            
ECON 340 (4) International Economics                                                                                   
GEO 330 (3) Geography of International Development and Globalization                        
IE 436 (4) Lean Manufacturing Systems Engineering                                                            
OSCA 488 (6) Climate Change & Nat. Res. Management: Insights from Scandinavia       
PH 313 (3) Energy Alternatives      

‡  BA 211 & BA 213 together satisfy the BA 215 requirement for the B&E Minor
* Course fulfills a Baccalaureate Core requirement
^Writing Intensive Course

 2.  Science and Engineering Option (82)

 The S&E option enables you to develop special expertise in a specific technical area of interest.  This can be a field of science or engineering, or you can create your own curriculum.  This path can lead to careers in problem solving, technical services, new product development, research, or to graduate school.

BA 215 (4) Money and Investment Management
BA 230 (4) Business Law
CH 121, 122, 123 (5, 5, 5) General Chemistry
MTH 251 (4) Differential Calculus
MTH 252 (4) Integral Calculus
MTH 254 (4) Vector Calculus I
PH 211,212,213 (4, 4, 4) General Physics with Calculus
ST 351, 352 (4, 4) Intro to Statistical Methods

Approved area of concentration (minimum of 27 credits including 12 upper division credits)
|Electives (11)                                           

All graduates of our program must complete at least six months of experience working in the industry, usually in the summer months. This work provides good pay and valuable experience that enhances employability after graduation. It also broadens the student's horizons, reinforces course work and aids advisors by providing another viewpoint on the student's strengths and weaknesses. The Department maintains good working relationships with many companies that recruit summer interns or permanent employees from OSU. Faculty assistance in finding appropriate positions is available.