Earth and Environmental Science—Geoscience, Minor

Minor
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About This Degree

The minor in Geoscience provides students with a basic understanding of geological environmental  problems with field and laboratory skills required of professional geologists, but can also supplement a student’s major in another STEM discipline. Through consultation with a faculty advisor, students select elective courses that focus on natural resources- water, minerals or soils. The Geoscience Minor is also appropriate for majors in economics, political Science, anthropology/sociology who anticipate careers in government or industry that will involve issues of public policy concerning the environment.