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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Earth Science

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/programs/earthscience.html
Department Geography
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
Program Website http://sbs.mnsu.edu/geography/programs/undergraduate/
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  
Program Contact Information Bryce Hoppie
Office: 242 Trafton Science Center N (TN246)
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2315
Email: bryce.hoppie@mnsu.edu
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Clark Johnson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall
507-389-2416
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-1521

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