Geomorphology is the study of earth surface processes and landforms. Geomorphologists apply principles of physics, chemistry, hydrology and sedimentology to understand earth surface landscapes. As well, geomorphologists use computer programs like geographic information systems to analyze, explain, and evaluate the geologic nature of earth surface environments. Geomorphologists are hired as environmental consultants and earth scientists by private consulting firms, government agencies, and educational institutions.
The objectives of the minor in geomorphology are:
To provide an opportunity for students to study geomorphology
To refine analytical and technical skills used to study earth surface environments
To prepare students for graduate studies and/or employment in geomorphology and related fields
The minor consists of a minimum 16 credit hours, nine of which must be unique to the minor.
All of:
Subject
Course
Title
Credits
EES
424
Glacial and Quaternary Geology1
3
EES
440
Process Geomorphology1
4
One the following, or an approved substitution:
EES
336
Applied Hydrogeochemistry
4
EES
342
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
4
EES
480
Independent Study in Earth Science2
3-4
Remaining credit hours from the following, or submitted with approval of geomorphology coordinator:
CSC
110
Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving
3
CSC
215
Introduction to Web Development
3
CSC
249
Visual Basic
3
CSC
251
Databases and Web
3
CHE
320
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
4
CHE
480
Independent Study in Chemistry2
3-4
EES
300+
Additional EES classes appropriate to minor
3-8
MAT
216
Statistical Data Analysis
3
MAT
244
Calculus II with Technology
3
MAT
315
Mathematical Statistics I
3
Total Credits
1EES 224 (Landform Analysis) is a prerequisite for these courses. 2Requires a faculty supervisor, topic must be appropriate for minor.