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Option Science and Engineering Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Renewable Materials - College of Forestry



This is a flexible, math- and science-intensive program that allows students to design a personalized curriculum that opens doors to jobs that solve complex problems, create efficiencies, foster intelligent use of renewable materials, or to graduate school. Students select a group of courses (often minors) that complement their interests.



Science and Engineering Core (69–72)

BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
BA 230. Business Law I (4)
CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
IE 285. Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (3)
   or MFGE 285. Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (3)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
   or PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
ST 314. Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (3)
WSE 430. Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics (4)
WSE 461. Bio-Based Products Manufacturing (4)
WSE 462. Advanced Manufacturing 1 (4)
WSE 471. Renewable Materials in Building Construction (3)
WSE 473. Bioenergy and Environmental Impact (3)

Approved "Area of Concentration" — A 24-credit program of study proposed by the student and approved by the WSE Department Head (minimum of 12 upper-division credits)

Total=93–96


Baccalaureate Core Courses (18)

(Not satisfied by the Renewable Materials core or the option.)

Courses meeting other baccalaureate core requirements for the following categories not specified by the Renewable Materials Core or the option can be found in the OSU Catalog online at http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Cultural Diversity (3)
Difference, Power, and Discrimination (3)
Literature and Arts (3)
Western Culture (3)
Science, Technology, and Society Synthesis (3)
Contemporary Global Issues (3)

Plus additional Free Electives sufficient to ensure 180 total credits (60 must be upper division).

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 

Sample Four-Year Plan: Science and Engineering


First Year


Fall Term (15)

CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
FOR 111. Introduction to Forestry (3)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)

Winter Term (16)

CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
FOR 112. Computing Applications in Forestry (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
WSE 111. Renewable Materials for a Green Planet (2)

Spring Term (13)

CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Physical Activity Course (1)

Sophomore Year


Fall Term (14–15)

ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
IE 285. Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (3)
   or MFGE 285. Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (3)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
  or PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
WSE 250. CAD: Computer Aided Design (3)

Winter Term (15–16)

ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
  or PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
WR 214. *Writing in Business (3)
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
WSE 210. *Renewable Materials Technology and Utilization (4)

Spring Term (14–15)

FES 240. *Forest Biology (4)
PH 203. *General Physics (5)
  or PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
ST 314. Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (3)
WSE 225. Principles of Architectural Design with Renewable Materials (3)

Junior Year


Fall Term (13–14)

WSE 320. Anatomy of Renewable Materials (3)
WSE 321. Chemistry of Renewable Materials (3)
Area of Concentration course (4)
Western Culture Baccalaureate Core (3–4)

Winter Term (15–16)

BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
WSE 322. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Renewable Materials (4)
Area of Concentration course (4)
Literature and the Arts Baccalaureate Core course (3–4)

Spring Term (14–15)

BA 230. Business Law I (4)
WSE 324. Renewable Materials Laboratory (3)
Area of Concentration course (4)
Contemporary Global Issues Baccalaureate Core course (3–4)

Senior Year


Fall Term (13–14)

WSE 461. Bio-Based Products Manufacturing (4)
WSE 465. Renewable Materials Manufacturing Experience (2)
Area of Concentration course (4)
Difference, Power, and Discrimination Baccalaureate Core course (3–4)

Winter Term (14–15)

WSE 430. Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics (4)
WSE 453. ^Forest Products Business (3)
WSE 462. Advanced Manufacturing 1 (4)
Area of Concentration course (3–4)

Spring Term (16–18)

WSE 471. Renewable Materials in Building Construction (3)
WSE 473. Bioenergy and Environmental Impact (3)
Area of Concentration Course (4)
Cultural Diversity Baccalaureate Core course (3–4)
Science, Technology, and Society Baccalaureate Core course (3–4)

Total=180


Option Code: 289




 
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