Environmental Earth Science Minor

The Department Earth & Environmental Sciences (EENS) offers this environmental science minor, which provides students with broad exposure to environmental problems, as well as training in essential problem-solving skills, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Informatics (EI). The minor is not unlike the GEOL minor, but emphasizes environmental courses in the department. Students minoring in environmental earth science may elect to broaden their background in environmental issues by completing a major in environmental studies in the School of Liberal Arts. Course requirements for the environmental earth science minor are given below:

Course requirements for the environmental science minor are given below:

I. Foundational Course

II. Two Courses from the following list:

  • EENS 2070 – Weather & Climate
  • EENS 2080 – Severe Weather
  • EENS 2090 – Surface Water Hydrology
  • EENS 2230 – Oceanography

III. Electives (three courses)

Any three environmental electives at or above the 3000-level. Environmental electives include the following courses: EENS 2080 Severe Weather; EENS 2230 Oceanography; EENS 3050 Natural Disasters; EENS 3600 The Science of Climate Change; EENS 3720 Infrastructure of Sustainable Urban Environments; EENS 3980 Environmental Field Study; EENS 4030 Environmental Spatial Analysis; EENS 4180 Intro to Remote Sensing; EENS 4250 Isotopes in the Environment; EENS 4360 Environmental Geochemistry; EENS 4800 Air Pollution Fundamentals and Modelling; EENS 4820 Soil and Water Pollution; EENS4960 Environmental Sampling, Analysis, and Practice. Students are strongly encouraged to include Remote Sensing and Environmental Geochemistry in their electives.

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