Earth Science Minor (24 Credits)

Teacher Certification programs

In addition to the requirements below, students are also required to take GEO 200 (3 credits) to fulfill statutory licensing requirements (credits do not count toward the Earth Science Education minor); in addition, Early Adolescence - Adolescence candidates must also complete BIO/CHM/PHY 469 (4 credits) unless a major in Biology Education, chemistry education, or Physics Education is completed. Courses fulfil statutory licensing requirements.
 
Note: The Earth Science minor may be used as partial fulfillment of the requirement for a second major in General Science Education (Broad Field) major.

General Requirements: All courses required

Course Number             Course Title Credits
ESC 101 Earth Environments 4
ESC 221 Introduction to Climate Systems 4
ESC 222 Landforms: Processes and Regions 4

Physical Geography: One course required

GEO / ESC 422 Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 3
GEO / ESC 425 Biogeography 3
GEO / ESC 426 Soil Morphology and Genesis
GEO / ESC 427 Water Resources 3

Techniques: One course required

GEO / ESC 250 Fundamentals of Cartography 3
GEO / ESC 345 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
GEO / ESC 385 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO / ESC 390 Field Methods 3
GEO / ESC 440 Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs 3

Electives: 6 Credits Required

ESC 211 Global Warming & Climate Change 3
ESC 270 Geographic Themes 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 422 Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 3
GEO / ESC 445 Advanced Remote Sensing 3
GEO / ESC 455 Applied Map Design and Production in Cartography and GIS 3
GEO / ESC 460 Environmental Hazards and Land Use Planning 3
GEO / ESC 470 Special Topics in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 476 Geography / Earth Science Topics for Teachers 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 485 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO / ESC 488 Spatial Data Analysis 3
GEO / ESC 490 Independent Study 2 - 3
GEO / ESC 495 Seminar in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 499 Undergraduate Research 1 - 3