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Environmental Geology Minor

The environmental geology minor is intended especially for natural-science and social-science concentrators who are planning on further study or employment in environmental fields.

A total of six courses are required (one or two introductory classes and four or five electives):

Required introductory courses (choose one or both):

  • EES 101 Introduction to Geological Sciences
  • EES 103 Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose four or five elective courses from the following list:

  • EES 105 Introduction to Climate Change
  • EES 201 Evolution of the Earth
  • EES 202Q Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Mountain Ranges in California: A Field Quest
  • EES 203 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • EES 204 Earth Materials
  • EES 208 Structural Geology
  • EES 211 Geohazards and Their Mitigation: Living on an Active Planet
  • EES 212 A Climate Change Perspective to Chemical Oceanography
  • EES 213 Physical Hydrology
  • EES 215 Environmental and Applied Geophysics (EES 205 Solid Earth Geophysics acceptable substitute)
  • EES 216 Environmental Geochemistry
  • EES 218 Atmospheric Geochemistry
  • EES 219 Energy and Society
  • EES 222 Energy Resources
  • EES 252 Marine Geology