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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Earth Systems Minor

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EASYS)

The recognition that environmental problems are global in extent, and impact on many different components of the Earth System simultaneously, requires that we adopt a large-scale and interdisciplinary approach to questions of global change and the interactions of the physical and human environments. The Earth Systems minor follows such an approach and offers undergraduates the opportunity to study the Earth as an integrated system. The Earth Systems minor is a science minor offered through the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. It provides a wider interdisciplinary perspective for majors in the traditional Earth Science disciplines (geography, geoscience, and meteorology), and provides an introduction to Earth Sciences and a broad exposure to Earth Systems/Environmental Studies for other science and engineering majors. Students may apply up to 6 credits from courses in the major department to satisfy the minor requirements.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENT FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
EARTH 002 GN(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from EARTH 103 GN(3), EM SC 470W(1-6), GEOG 430(3), GEOSC 310(4), or METEO 300(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the Earth Systems Committee's approved list of courses (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-05-018

Review Date: 2/15/00

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