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Earth Science - Minor

Earth Science Undergraduate Minor

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Program Description

The Minor in Earth Science provides an opportunity to gain a strong background in Earth Science while majoring in another field. Students in the minor are required to take two introductory level Earth Science classes (2, 3/4) and a weekend-long introductory field course (18). In addition, they must complete 18 units of upper-division Earth Science courses.

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Graduate and Professional Pathways

  • Academia

  • Environmental consulting

  • Government

  • Earth Science

  • Environmental Science

Top Employers

  • Consulting firms

  • Colleges and universities

  • United States Geological Survey and national labs

Program Highlights

  • Our program hosts the Muckers Coterie, an undergraduate club for Earth Science majors and minors

  • Every student in the department has a faculty advisor

  • There are opportunities for research and fieldwork

Related Disciplines

  • Geography

  • Environmental Science

  • Chemistry

  • Materials

  • Physics

Associated Interests

  • Earth

  • Chemistry

  • Tectonics

  • Physics

  • Climate change

  • Environment

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