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Minor: Science of Earth Systems

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Offered by: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Contact: SES Undergraduate Major Coordinator, 2124 Snee Hall, 255.5466, www.eas.cornell.edu

Eligibility

All undergraduates except those majoring in Science of Earth Systems.

Educational Objectives

Some of the major problems facing mankind in this century involve earth science, and the engineering workforce will be challenged to solve these problems. This minor will prepare engineering students to understand the natural operating systems of Earth and the tools and techniques used by earth scientists to understand and monitor these solid and fluid systems.

Requirements

There are two options for satisfying the minor requirements:

Option 1:

At least six (6) courses (=18 credits), chosen as follows:

  • Required introductory course:
    EAS 2200: The Earth System
  • At least two selections from the following core courses:
    EAS 3010: Evolution of the Earth System
    EAS 3030: Introduction to Biogeochemistry
    EAS 3040: Interior of the Earth
    EAS 3050: Climate Dynamics
  • Additional EAS courses at the 3000 level or higher.
    These may include additional courses from the above list, undergraduate research courses, and outdoor field courses.

Option 2:

At least six (6) courses (=18 credits), chosen as follows:

  • Required introductory course:
    EAS 2200: The Earth System
  • The Earth and Environmental Systems Semester in Hawaii Program
  • One additional EAS course at the 3000 level or higher.

Academic Standards

At least C– in each course in the minor and an average GPA =2.0 in all courses in the minor.