Minor in Earth Science

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

Foundational Coursework
ESS 101Introduction to Geology3
ESS 201Field Geology3
ESS 204Historical Geology3
Advanced Coursework
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Environmental Geochemistry
Geology of the Solar System
Gen'l Geol Field Studies of SE Pennsylvania
Introduction to Oceanography
Introduction to Paleontology
Advanced Oceanography
Environmental Geology
Geomorphology II
International Geology Field Studies
Introduction to Meteorology
Advanced Meteorology
Geology of Northwestern National Parks
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Structural Geology
Remote Sensing
Sedimentation & Stratigraphy
Special Problems
Fundamentals of Soils
Independent Studies
The Professional Geoscientist
Total Minimum Credits Required18

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.