Minor requirements for students who started at Penn State prior to 2016

In addition to credits that may double count towards both the industrial engineering major and a minor, 3 credits of the minor may be used in place of one engineering elective (listed in the fourth semester) upon completion of the minor. Please note exception for Six Sigma minor.

Minor Credits that can be applied towards IE Major
Any Foreign Language

Possible GA/GH/GS
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Biomedical (18-20 credits)

BIOL 141 – Science elective
3 credits of non-IE technical elective (BME 402 or BME 406)
IE 327
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 12 credits
Business/Liberal Arts (25 credits)

PHIL 119 as GH
IE 433 (additional courses – 400-level)
IE 425 (additional courses – 400-level)
Possible other GA/GH/GS courses
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 12 credits or more
Economics (18 credits)

ECON 102 (GS)
ECON 104 (GS)
ECON 302 (GS – 3/6/9 option)
3 credits engineering electives upon completion

Total = 12 credits
Engineering Leadership Development (18 credits)

6 credits of GA/GH/GS elective courses
3 credits engineering electives upon completion

Total = 9 credits
ENTI (18 credits) 3 credits engineering elective upon completion
IE/IST (21 credits)

IST 110 (GS)
IE 330 (required)
IE 408 or IE 418 (HF elective)
IE 433 (IE technical elective)
Technical elective
3 credits engineering electives upon completion

Total = 18 credits
MATH (26-28 credits)

MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 220, MATH 231, MATH 250 = 15 credits
Science elective (MATH 401, MATH 405, or MATH 411)
Petition IME Department to use MATH 484 in place of IE 405
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 24 credits
Nanotechnology (18 credits)

3 credits non-IE technical elective
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 6 credits
Product Realization (21 credits)

IE 466 as technical elective
9 credits from combination IE 305, IE 306, IE 307, IE 311, and/or IE 428
IE 480
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 18 credits

Psychology (18 credits)

PSYCH 100 (GS)
Possible additional 3 or 6 credits of GS via petition
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 6 to possible 12
Six Sigma

9 credits required: IE 305, IE 322, IE 323
6 credits technical elective (IE 433, IE 434, or IE 436)

Total = 15 credits (Note:  no credit used towards engineering elective)
Statistics (24 – 26 credits)

MATH 140, MATH 141 (8 credits)
Petition STAT 318 or STAT 414 for IE 322
STAT 462 as non-IE technical elective
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 17 credits
Supply Chain/IST (18 credits + prerequisites)

IST 110 as GS
3 credits engineering elective upon completion

Total = 6 credits

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Phone: 814-865-7601

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