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Minors

Geology | 18+ credits


Geology is one of the two minors offered by the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department. The minimum requirement for the Geology minor is 18 credits of prequalified environmental EES geology courses (at least 15 credits at the 200 level or above). Only those course credits for which a student has achieved a grade of 2.0 or higher will count toward the minimum requirements. Courses counted toward the Geology minor could not be used for the existing EES minor; however, since there is no geology major, EES majors, like any other major, could pursue a Geology minor.

Courses that qualify for the Geology Minor

Course  #
Course Name
Credit Course # Course Name
Credit
EES 105 Planet Earth 3 EES 381 Mineralogy** 3
EES 211 Physical Geology 4 EES 382 Petrology** 3
EES 212 Historical Geology 3 EES 391* Senior Projects I 1
ENV 315 Soils 3 EES 392* Senior Projects II 2
ENV 321 Hydrology 4 EES 395* IndependentResearch I 1-3
EES 370 Geomorphology 3 EES 396* Independent Research II 1-3
EES 375 Geochemistry 3      
*Content must be within the field of geology.
** Required for minor in geology.
 
 
Earth and Environmental Science | 18+ credits

The minimum requirements for the minor in Earth and Environmental Sciences consist of 18 credits of course work in Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES), 12 credits of which must be at the 200-level or above.  Only those course credits for which a student has achieved a grade of 2.0 or higher will count toward the minimum requirements for either minor. Courses counted toward the Geology minor may not be counted toward the existing EES minor unless listed below.

Courses that qualify for the Environmental Science Minor

Course # Course Name Credit Course # Course Name Credit
EES 105 Planet Earth 3 EES 302 Literature Methods 1
EES 202 Biogeochemistry 3 EES 304 Env. Data Analysis 2
EES 210 Global Climate Change 3 EES 341 Freshwater Ecosystems 3
EES 211 Physical Geology 4 EES 343
Marine Ecology 3
EES 218 Environmental Ethics 3 EES 344 Ecology 4
EES 230 Ocean Science 4 EES 366 Field Botany 3
EES 240 Principles of Env. Eng. and Science 4 EES 391 Senior Projects I 1
EES 242 Environmental Health 4 EES 392 Senior Projects II 2
EES 251
Synoptic Meteorology 4 EES 394 Field Study 1-3
EES 261 Regional Geography 3 EES 395 IndependentResearch I 1-3
EES 280 Principles of Astronomy 4  EES 396  Independent Research II  1-3

 

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