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Atmospheric science

Students take coursework in physical geology, historical geology, and mineralogy as the fundamental courses in this minor. This minor pairs well with other degrees in the sciences such as chemistry or biology.

Paleontology classroom

Program Highlights

Expand your knowledge of the Earth’s surface and how it forms and changes over time.

Course Catalog

Review admission and course requirements for this degree: