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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements EASMIN
The Minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers students a flexible option to either explore the interacting systems of the solid earth and atmosphere, or focus course work in Earth sciences or Atmospheric Sciences.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 16 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • Any EAS-A 100–199
    • Any EAS-E 100–199
    • Any EAS-X 100–199
  2. Intermediate Course. One (1) course:
    • EAS-E 225 Earth Materials
    • EAS-E 226 Earth Processes
    • EAS-E 227 Earth Climate and History
  3. Advanced Courses.
    1. 300-Level Course. One (1) course:
      • Any EAS-A 300–399
      • Any EAS-E 300–399
      • Any EAS-X 300–399
    2. 400-Level Course. One (1) course:
      • EAS-A 434 Dynamic Meteorology 2
      • EAS-A 437 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
      • EAS-A 445 Climate Dynamics
      • EAS-A 456 Wind Power Meteorology
      • EAS-A 460 Mesoscale Meteorology
      • EAS-A 466 Hydrometeorology
      • EAS-A 474 Topics in Atmospheric Science
      • EAS-A 476 Climate Change Science
      • EAS-A 476 Climate Change Science
      • EAS-A 477 Current and Future Trends in Extreme Weather
      • EAS-E 406 Introduction to Geochemistry
      • EAS-E 411 Invertebrate Paleontology
      • EAS-E 412 Introduction to Vertebrate Paleontology
      • EAS-E 415 Principles of Geomorphology
      • EAS-E 416 Economic Geology
      • EAS-E 417 Optical Mineralogy
      • EAS-E 418 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
      • EAS-E 423 Methods in Applied Geophysics
      • EAS-E 424 Geographic Information Systems Applications in Geology
      • EAS-E 424 Geographic Information Systems Applications in Geology
      • EAS-E 426 Field Techniques in Basin Analysis
      • EAS-E 430 Environmental and Energy Diplomacy
      • EAS-E 432 Virtual Geosciences Field Camp - Northern Rocky Mountains
      • EAS-E 435 Glacial and Quaternary Geology
      • EAS-E 444 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry
      • EAS-E 448 Sustainable Energy Systems
      • EAS-E 451 Principles of Hydrogeology
      • EAS-E 454 Fundamentals of Plate Tectonics
      • EAS-E 470 Micrometeorology
      • EAS-E 486 Aqueous Chemistry and Modeling
      • EAS-E 488 Paleoclimatology: A Geological Record of Earth's Climate History
      • EAS-E 490 Undergraduate Seminar
      • EAS-E 491 Physical Sedimentology
      • EAS-E 499 Honors Research in Geology
      • EAS-X 420 Regional Geology Field Trip
      • EAS-X 428 Field Geology: Montana and Wyoming
      • EAS-X 429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains
      • EAS-X 479 Geology, Hydrology and Geochemistry in the Rocky Mountains
      • EAS-X 498 Undergraduate Research in Geosciences
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.