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Earth Science Minor

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Earth Science Minor

Program description

The Earth Science program in the Department of Physical Sciences provides you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience via field studies, laboratory activities, and by offering a wide variety of specialized coursework in geology, atmospheric science, hydrogeology, oceanography, geomorphology, paleontology, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing.

When you study at Emporia State University, you receive personalized mentoring and professional instruction from Earth Science professors who are experts in their field. Our Earth Science faculty are dedicated to student success, both in and out of the classroom. You will collaborate with professors to develop a research project, present research at local or national conferences, and contribute toward publication. Learn the requirements by viewing the complete degree requirements

What can you do with this minor?

Pursing this minor in Earth Science at Emporia State University will allow you to gain the knowledge, develop problem-solving skills, and acquire the analytical and technical abilities necessary to help you succeed, no matter what career path you choose. This minor is a useful way for students majoring in other fields to expand their understanding of science and planet Earth.

Rich Sleezer Earth Science


As a student at ESU, you'll have access to 2 Labs (“Clean & Dirty”); GeoSpatial Analysis (GSA) lab; Johnston Geology Museum Research Collection; Planetarium; Earth Science reading room; Hamilton Fossil Quarry; Field Hydrology, teaching and research station and ESU Natural Areas. You can also network with other students through the Earth Science Club and the Environmental Sustainability Club.

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