PART OF THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY FLIGHT PATH

Minor: Earth Sciences
(ERTH)

Students in the Department of Earth Sciences learn about the minerals, rocks, soil, ice, biota, and waters that compose the Earth, and the processes that shape the Earth from its interior to the surface. Earth Science applies the basic sciences of physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics to understand processes that have shaped the earth throughout the 4.5 billion years of geologic time. Earth scientists combine field investigations with laboratory experiments and theoretical studies. Students with majors in other departments who want a minor in geological sciences can earn a minor through the department of Earth Sciences.

 
TOP FIVE REASONS TO STUDY Earth Sciences
  1. Understand the world around you and the earth beneath your feet.

  2. Learn through field investigations and hands-on lab experiences.

  3. Explore Earth processes and the geologic record.

  4. Develop technological skills for cutting-edge research.

  5. Think critically about data and complex concepts related to hazards.

Earth Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
541-346-4573
earthsciences.uoregon.edu

 
COURSES YOU
MAY NEED

     

MINOR CREDITS

Required       12 credits
Electives       16 credits


Total       28 credits

WHERE CAN I GO? WHAT WILL I LEARN? MAJORS COMMONLY
COMBINED WITH:
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