This minor is for students in majors outside of EAS who have an interest in understanding Climate Change and issues surrounding it. In selecting courses, remember that 15 credit hours are needed, and a total of 9 credit hours MUST be 3000 level or above.
This minor is designed for students interested in applying physical and mathematical principles to environmental problems. This minor is ideal for those interested in graduate work in geophysics or atmospheric sciences.
This minor aims 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.
This minor aims to broaden student’s perspectives on physical processes occurring both on Earth and throughout the Solar System. Courses offered allow students the opportunity to apply concepts of continuum mechanics, dynamics, plasma physics, solar physics, fluid mechanics, elastic wave propagation, chemistry, and hydrology, among others, to Earth and planetary systems. In addition, many of the courses include in depth discussion of natural hazards, which play a role in public policy, economic planning, and the challenges of sustainability.