Earth Science Minor (24 Credits)

All Colleges, excluding teacher certification programs

Geography majors who select the Earth Science minor must take 18 credits in the courses listed below in addition to the 39 required for the 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
GEO / ESC 430 Fluvial Geomorphology 3
GEO / ESC 460 Environmental Hazards and Land Use Planning 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

  Any of the courses listed above and/or courses listed below  
ESC 211 Global Warming & Climate Change 3
GEO / ESC 270 Geographic Themes 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 401 Focus on Geography: A Capstone Course 1
GEO / ESC 422 Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 3
GEO / ESC 445 Advanced Remote Sensing 3
GEO / ESC 450 Geography Internship 3 - 12
GEO / ESC 455 Applied Map Design and Production in Cartography and GIS 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 490 Independent Study 2 - 3
GEO / ESC 495 Seminar in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 499 Undergraduate Research 1 - 3