Earth Science Minor

Student Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing the above minor will be able to:

  1. Integrate scientific knowledge from various scientific disciplines (i.e., chemistry, geology, physics. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, VI and VII.)
  2. Read, interpret and evaluate information presented in public media sources. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I and III.)
  3. Accurately communicate basic scientific ideas in written form. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III, VI and VII.)
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of major global issues related to the sciences. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, V, VI and VI.)

Requirements

Courses

GEOL 105Physical Geology

3

GEOL 105LPhysical Geology Lab

1

GEOL 106The Earth Through Time

3

GEOL 106LThe Earth Through Time Lab

1

GEOL 311Process Geomorphology

4

PHYS 110Introductory Astronomy

3

PHYS 110LIntroductory Astronomy Lab

1

SCNC 315Weather and Climate

3

Select two courses from the following (6-7)

GEOL 320Hydrogeology

3

GEOL 330Physical Geology of North Dakota

3

 

GEOL 499Special Topics, Readings

1-6

Three to Six Credits Allowed

 

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

SOIL 444Soil Genesis and Survey

4

Total Credit Hours: 25-26

In order to graduate, a grade of “C” or better is required in courses taken in fulfillment of a natural sciences degree or minor as well as ENGL 110, ENGL 120 and COMM 110.