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.
|EES||424||Glacial and Quaternary Geology1||3|
|One the following, or an approved substitution:|
|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||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|
1: EES 224 (Landform Analysis) is a prerequisite for these courses.
2: Requires a faculty supervisor, topic must be appropriate for minor.