Earth and Sustainability, Minor

Program Code: EASUS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
EARTH 103NEarth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century Keystone/General Education Course3
EARTH 402Modeling the Earth System3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select three of the following:9
Climate, Energy and Our Future Keystone/General Education Course
Water: Science and Society Keystone/General Education Course
Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Keystone/General Education Course
Food and the Future Environment Keystone/General Education Course
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits from the approved list of EMS courses. Approved courses are:3
Energy in a Changing World
Global Energy Enterprise
Geo-resource Evaluation and Investment Analysis
GEOG 412
Human Use of Environment
Geography of Water Resources
Energy Policy
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
Energy Industry Applications of GIS
Natural Disasters
Natural Resources: Origins, Economics and Environmental Impact
Hydrogeology
From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Timothy Bralower
Professor of Geosciences
535 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-1240
bralower@psu.edu

World Campus

Undergraduate Academic Advising
301 Outreach Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3283
advising@outreach.psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES
503 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-6711
contact@geosc.psu.edu

http://www.geosc.psu.edu

World Campus

DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES
535 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-1240
tjb26@psu.edu

https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-earth-sustainability-minor/overview