Ocean Sciences Minor

The objective of the Ocean Sciences minor is to broaden students’ perspectives on physical, biological, and chemical processes occurring in the oceans. Courses offered as part of the minor allow students the opportunity to apply the fundamental concepts of chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, ecology, microbial ecology, physics, and mathematics to the study of the oceans and their interaction with the land, crust, and atmosphere. 

Required Courses

One of:
  • EAS 1600   Introduction to Environmental Science (3-1-4) Spring Fall
  • EAS 1601   Habitable Planet (3-1-4) Spring Fall
  • EAS 2600   Earth Processes (3-1-4) Spring Fall
And:
  • EAS 4300   Oceanography (3-0-3) Fall

Choose 8 credit hours (6 MUST be 3000 level or above):

  • EAS 4220   Environmental Geochemistry (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4350   Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography (3-0-3) Spring
  • EAS 4410   Climate and Global Change (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4420   Environmental Field Methods (3-1-4) Spring
  • EAS 4480   Environmental Data Analysis (3-0-3) Spring
  • EAS 4610   Earth System Modeling (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4655   Atmospheric Dynamics (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4699   Undergraduate Research(max 3 credit  hours toward minor) (3-0-3)
  • *EAS 4803 Special Topics – If approved in advance by the Undergraduate Coordinator
  • BIOL 4221  Biological Oceanography (3-0-3) Spring
  • BIOL 4417  Marine Ecology (3-0-3) Spring