Geosciences, Minor

The geosciences minor is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of topics in the geosciences. Core foundational classes in Earth science are followed by student-directed electives across a range of course options.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

ENVR 1200
and ENVR 1201
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
ENVR 2200Earth's Changing Cycles4
Complete one of the following:5
Earth Materials
and Lab for ENVR 2310
Earth Landforms and Processes
and Lab for ENVR 2340

Geology Elective

Complete three of the following:12-14
Earth Landforms and Processes
and Lab for ENVR 2340
Global Oceanic Change
Water Resources
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Environmental Geochemistry
Climate and Atmospheric Change
Soil Science
Environmental Science Field Seminar Abroad
Environmental Planning
Sustainable Energy and Climate Solutions

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor