Geomorphology Minor

Geomorphology Minor:

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:

  1. To provide an opportunity for students to study geomorphology
  2. To refine analytical and technical skills used to study earth surface environments
  3. 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:
EES424Glacial and Quaternary Geology13
EES440Process Geomorphology14
One of the following, or an approved substitution:
EES336Applied Hydrogeochemistry4
EES342Advanced Geographic Information Systems4
EES480Independent Study in Earth Science23-4
Remaining credit hours from the following, or submitted with approval of geomorphology coordinator:
CSC110Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving3
CSC215Introduction to Web Development3
CSC249Visual Basic3
CSC251Databases and Web3
CHE320Quantitative Chemical Analysis4
CHE480Independent Study in Chemistry23-4
EES300+Additional EES classes appropriate to minor3-8
MAT216Statistical Data Analysis3
MAT244Calculus II with Technology3
MAT315Mathematical Statistics I3
Total Credits 

1: EES 224 (Landform Analysis) is a prerequisite for these courses.
2: Requires a faculty supervisor, topic must be appropriate for minor.