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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Earth Science

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Department Geography
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
Program Website - Geology Option
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description Earth Science studies the earth’s interrelated physical systems of atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and outer space. Foundation to earth science are the impacts of people and the interactions of chemical, physical, and biological processes at all spatial scales ranging from submicroscopic to planetary, and over time scales from the immediate to billions of years. Thus, courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, geology, and physics are required to fulfill degree requirements. Majors may choose to earn the BA or BS in the broadly based program or a more focused geology “option” (BS only) is available. For secondary teacher licensure see the Science Teaching program and major.
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 Phillip Larson
Office: 222G Morris Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1259
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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