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Science of Earth Systems Minor

A minor in Science of Earth Systems is available to all undergraduates except those majoring in Science of Earth Systems. There are two options for satisfying the minor requirements:

Option 1

At least 18 credits, chosen as follows:

1. Required introductory course:

  • EAS 2200 The Earth System

or

  • EAS 2250 The Earth System

2. At least two selections from the following five core course options:

  • EAS 3010 Evolution of the Earth System

  • EAS 3030 Introduction to Biogeochemistry

  • EAS 3050 Climate Dynamics

  • Earth Materials (EAS 4530 Mineralogy)*

  • Earth Physics (choice of EAS 3420 Atmospheric Dynamics or EAS 3530 Physical Oceanography or EAS 3880 Global Geophysics)*

* Students who have completed the discontinued course EAS 3040 Interior of the Earth may use it in place of one of these two options.

3. Additional EAS courses at the 3000-level or higher. These courses may include, but are not limited to, additional courses from the above list, undergraduate research courses, and outdoor field courses.

Option 2

At least 18 credits, chosen as follows:

1. Required introductory course:

  • EAS 2200 The Earth System

or

  • EAS 2250 The Earth System

2. The Earth and Environmental Systems Field Program in Hawaii

Academic Standards

At least C- in each course in the minor and an average GPA > 2.0 in all courses in the minor.