Earth and Environmental Sciences

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