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Academics: Minors

Geology minor

Required courses:

  • GEOL 151 - Introductory Geology OR GEOG 120 -Earth Systems
  • GEOL 152 - Historical Geology
  • GEOL 215 - Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy

Required Cognates:

  • CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I

Electives (choose 3):

  • GEOL 212 - Structural Geology
  • GEOL 251 - Oceanography
  • GEOG 252- Geomorphology
  • GEOL 304 - Geochemistry
  • GEOL 312 - Environmental Geology
  • GEOL 313 - Paleontology
  • GEOL 316 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 317 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
  • GEOG 322 - Coastal Geomorphology
  • GEOL 351 - Geologic Field Mapping
  • Capstone, typically IDIS 310 - History of Physical Science OR ENST 395 - History and Philosophy of Environmental Thought
  • GEOL 390 - Independent Study
  • GEOL 395/396 - Research in Geology
  • GEOG 261 - Cartography and GIS

Geography minor

Required courses:

  • GEOG 120 - Earth Systems
  • GEOG 200 - People, Place and Community

Electives:

Approved electives to bring total credits to at least 18 hours, including one elective at the 300-level.

Environmental studies minor

Required courses:

  • ENST 210 - Human Impacts on the Environment
  • ENST 302 - Environment and Society: Issues and Policies
  • ENST 395 - History and Philosophy of Environmental Thought
  • GEOG 261 - Cartography and GIS

Electives (choose 2):

  • ENST 385 - Internship in Environmental Studies
  • GEOG 110 - World Regions
  • GEOG 200 - People, Place and Community
  • GEOG 250- Meteorology
  • GEOG 351 - City and Regional Planning
  • GEOL 151 - Introductory Geology OR GEOG 120 -Earth Systems
  • GEOL 251 - Oceanography
  • GEOG 252 - Geomorphology
  • GEOL 312 - Environmental Geology
  • BIOL 345 - Ecosystem Ecology and Management
  • CHEM 101 - The Molecular World
  • ECON 232 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • ENGR 306 - Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • An approved interim course

Earth/Space Science minor for Secondary Education

Advisor:

Ken Bergwerff

Required courses:

  • GEOL 151 - Introductory Geology
  • GEOL 152 - Historical Geology
  • GEOL 251 - Oceanography
  • GEOG 250 - Meteorology
  • ASTR 211 - Planetary and Stellar Astronomy
  • ASTR 212 - Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology
  • SCES 214 - Communication and Learning in the Natural Sciences

Required cognates:

  • MATH 132 - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Studies OR 171 - Calculus I
  • One course in high school or college physics