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Minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EASMIN)Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.


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.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 16 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
  2. Intermediate Course. One (1) course:
  3. Advanced Courses.
    1. 300-Level Course. One (1) course:
    2. 400-Level Course. One (1) course:
  4. GPA and Hours 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.