The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Energy and Sustainability Policy require the same 68 credits of prescribed and additional ESP coursework and 20 (or 17*) additional General Education credits. This common coursework is described below. The remaining requirements are specific to each degree. These requirements are described on the ESPBA and ESPBS pages.
The chart below is provided for planning purposes and illustrates when core classes in the ESP program are typically offered. It's important for you to know that not all of your classes are offered each semester, and you should work closely with your adviser to make sure your plans fit with the realities of scheduling.
If you have any questions about course availability or planning your schedule, please contact your academic adviser. For a complete list of semester scheduling dates, see the World Campus Academic Calendar.
Need Help Scheduling?
- To learn how to find a course and check availability, visit World Campus Find a Course.
- To learn how to complete pre-registration activities or view tutorials about searching for a course using your Lionpath Shopping Cart, visit Scheduling Courses
- For a complete list of semester scheduling dates, see World Campus Academic Calendar.
- If you have questions or need help planning your schedule, please contact your academic adviser, of course!
|CAS 100 Effective Speech||Available||Available||Available|
|EBF 200 Intro to Energy & Earth Sciences Economics||Available||-||Available|
|ECON 102 Intro to Microeconomic Analysis and Policy||Available||Available||Available|
|ECON 104 Intro to Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy||Available||Available||Available|
|EGEE 102 Energy Conservation||Available||Available||Available|
|EGEE 120 Oil: International Evolution||Available||-||Available|
|EGEE 401 Energy in a Changing World
Prerequisites: EGEE 101 or EGEE 102 or CHEM 112
|EME 444 Global Energy Enterprise
Prerequisites: EGEE 102, EGEE 120, ECON 004
EME 466 Energy and Sustainability in Society (Capstone Course)
|EM SC 302 Orientation to ESP||Available||Available||Available|
|EM SC 240 Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Society||Available||-||Available|
ENGL 15 Rhetroic and Composition
ENGL 202D Effective Writing - Business Writing
|GEOG 30 Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability||Available||Available*||Available|
GEOG/EME 432 Energy Policy
|GEOG 438 Human Dimensions of Global Warming
Prerequisites: EARTH 002, GEOG 010, or METEO 003, GEOG 030
GEOG 469 Energy Industry Applications of GIS
METEO 469 Understanding Global Warming
|PL SC 1 Introduction to American National Government||Available||Available||Available|
PL SC 490 Policy Making and Evaluation
|STAT 200 Elementary Statistics||Available||Available||Available|
- GEOG 30: Summer availability to be determined
- While EGEE 299 and 495 are available any semester, they each require student consultation with adviser and EGEE 299/495 Instructor, Haley Sankey prior to registration.
Specific scheduling dates for individual courses can be found using the World Campus Course Catalog. The schedule information provided below is subject to change.
ESP students fulfill 3 credits of either Foreign Studies or Internship. This requirement can be done at any point and there are many options available, suitable to a student's individual circumstances. To get the ball rolling, complete our Prior Learning Experience Questionnaire and contact Haley Sankey. For more detail, visit EGEE 299 Foreign Studies and EGEE 495 Internship course sites. Read an article about the experiences of previous ESP students while completing their internship and study abroad experiences on Penn State Live.
The Gilman Scholarship Program
Interested in studying/interning abroad, but worried about the cost? Scholarships can allow students who might not participate otherwise due to financial constraints to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of studying abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program can give students the chance to study abroad without having a large financial burden. To be considered, you must be a United States Citizen receiving Federal Pell Grants and studying abroad for at least four weeks in a single location. You can find more information by visiting global.psu.edu or gilmanscholarship.org.
To search for courses that meet the Gen Ed designations listed below (GN, GQ, GHA, GA, GH), visit the World Campus Course Catalogue and choose the "Find a Specific Course" tab. You can then search by the semester and the Gen Ed requirement needed.
|Gen Education Requirements||Credits|
|Natural Sciences (GN)||3|
|Health and Physical Activity (GHA)||3|
|Arts or Humanities (GA or GH)||3|
*With application of the 3-6-9 rule, ESP students may choose to use an additional 3 GS credits (already required for the major) in place of 3 credits of GA or GH. Please talk with your academic adviser for details.