School of Sciences

Minor in Environmental and Earth Sciences

To complete an Environmental and Earth Sciences Minor, students must complete a minimum of nineteen (19) credit hours in geology, geography, biology, chemistry, and physics with a minimum grade of C in each course. The first eight to ten (8 to 10) credit hours are prescribed (GEOL-G 100 and a choice of either GEOG-G 107 or GEOL-G 133) and form the foundation of the higher level courses in Geology and Geography. In addition, students must complete at least three (3) credit hours of upper level course work outside of geology and geography. Finally, students must complete a minimum of two additional geology or geography electives chosen from the list of elective courses below. Students must take all the necessary pre-requisites before enrolling in courses for the minor. The following is required: GEOL-G 100 General Geology (5 cr.). In addition, students must take one of the following courses: GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.) or GEOL-G 133 Geology of the United States (5 cr.). Students must select a minimum of one course from the following list: BIOL-L 473 Ecology (3 cr.), CHEM-C 351 Green Chemistry and Sustainability Sciences (4 cr.), CHEM-C 300 Energy and Green Chemistry - A Natural Science Perspective (3 cr.), CHEM-C 390 Environmental Science (3 cr.), or PHYS-P 310. Environmental Physics. Finally, students must select two or more courses from the following list to complete the 20-credit hour minimum requirement: GEOL-T 326 Geology of Mineral Resources (3 cr.), GEOL-G 300 Environmental Geology and Urban Geology (3 cr.), GEOL-T 312 Geology of Indiana (3 cr.), GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.), GEOL-G 400 Energy: Sources and Needs (3 cr.), or GEOL-G 421 United States Geology: Field Experience (1 to 5 cr.).

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