Earth Sciences - Minor
The purpose of the Earth Sciences minor is to study the different physical earth processes and systems.
Students choosing to complete a minor in Earth Sciences must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 6 hours must be taken in residence at either Texas A&M University/College Station or Galveston.
- A minimum cumulative GPR of 2.0 must be achieved for all courses in the minor.
- Take a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in the College of Geosciences.
- The 15 hours must include at least 3 hours of 400-level coursework and another 3 hours of upper-level (300- or 400-level) coursework from the list.
- Students with majors in the College of Geosciences must select only courses outside of their home department.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Select courses from at least three of the following five groups:||15|
|Weather and Climate|
|Weather and Climate Laboratory|
|Physical and Regional Climatology|
|Satellite Meteorology and Remote Sensing|
|Geography of Energy|
|Global Climatic Regions|
|Remote Sensing in Geosciences|
|Principles of Geographic Information Systems|
|Arid Lands Geomorphology|
|Hydrology and Environment|
|Advanced GIS Analysis for Natural Resources Management|
|Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environmental Systems|
|Principles of Geology|
or GEOL 104
|or Physical Geology|
|Introduction to Petrology|
|Sedimentology and Stratigraphy|
|Integrated Earth Science|
|Structural Geology and Tectonics|
|Fundamentals of Geophysics|
|Polar Regions of the Earth: Science, Society and Discovery|
|Data Analysis Methods in Geosciences|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
At least 6 hours must be upper level, 3 of which must be 400 level.
Students with majors in the College of Geosciences must select only courses outside of their home department.
Some of the courses have prerequisites, so make sure to check the catalog before enrolling in the course.
ENGS and ENST students may not select this minor.