Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences / Undergraduate Study

Earth and Environmental Science Minor

In the Earth and Environmental Science minor students study the interaction of the solid Earth, oceans, and atmosphere with human activities. The minor provides background in Earth sciences that is especially appropriate for students intending to become K through 12 teachers in Earth, physical, or life sciences. It may also be of interest to students who plan careers in business, dentistry, environmental sciences, government, journalism, law, medicine, or public health.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Courses (8 units): Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 1, one course from 5, 13, 15, or 61.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units minimum): Five courses from Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 101, 112, C113, 139, 150, 153.

A minimum of 20 upper-division units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.