Earth Science

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Department Geography
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description Geography is the study of natural and cultural features and processes distributed over the earth. The B.S. degree is primarily oriented towards teachers and emphasizes teaching courses either within the Social Studies curriculum or the Earth Sciences major. Both of these degrees may be fine-tuned towards prospective teachers. There are several options available within the degree program with three clear concentrations available to students:
  • Resource and Environmental Studies, incorporating courses in Environmental Resource Issues, Conservation and Environmental Assessment
  • Geographic Techniques incorporating Cartography, Air-Photo Interpretation, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Climatology and Weather Analysis incorporating Meteorology and Applied Climatology courses

The Earth Science program also offers a Geology B.S. option.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Bryce Hoppie
Office: 242 Trafton Science Center N (TN246)
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2315
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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