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Earth and Environmental Science Minor


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The Earth and Environmental Science Minor is tailored for students outside the College of Sciences. It provides a good background in the topics likely to be covered in an earth science teaching position in Clark County and other areas as well as a solid background to appreciate the natural landscapes and resources in Southern Nevada and the world.  The minor consists of 23 credits of geology and geography classes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students 

  • Should be able to recognize, formulate, employ, and interpret the scientific methodology that is appropriate to Earth and     Environmental research;
     
  • Will develop the skills necessary to predict, interpret, and/or remediate the environmental, social, and economic impact of activities related to the exploration for, extraction of, use, and disposal of earth materials. 
     
  • Will be able to apply knowledge of hydrologic, climatic, and geomorphic processes to solve problems in the Earth and Environmental Science job field. 

Total Credits: 23


Courses Include:


The Earth and Environmental Science Minor is tailored for students outside the College of Sciences. It provides a good background in the topics likely to be covered in an earth science teaching position in Clark County and other areas as well as a solid background to appreciate the natural landscapes and resources in Southern Nevada and the world. Consists of the following course work:

 
  

and one of the following:

 
GEOL 105 - Introduction to Geology of National Parks
  

Choose at least 12 credits from GEOL and GEOG courses numbered 300 or above. No more than 12 credits taken for the minor may be used to satisfy requirements in a student’s major.

Notes


The student and geoscience advisor must agree upon the courses chosen to satisfy the earth and environmental science minor. This list must be signed by the student and advisor and placed on permanent record in the student’s file.

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