Climate Change - Minor
Department of Geography
413 McGilvrey Hall
The minor in Climate Change aims to provide an overview of the atmospheric sciences and how the climate system works and how humans and the environment interact within it. Students learn about climate change and how to understand and forecast its potential impacts. Students also learn how to apply their knowledge of climate and weather to a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including conservation, health, oceanography, and environmental planning.
Fully Offered at:
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
|GEOG 31062||FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY||3|
|GEOG 31064||PRINCIPLES OF CLIMATOLOGY||3|
|GEOG 41066||GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE||3|
|Choose from the following||3-4|
|STATISTICAL METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE|
|BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following: 1||6|
|NATURAL DISASTERS AND SOCIETY|
|CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18-19|
Appropriate special topic courses maybe taken with the approval of the program director.
|Minimum Minor GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).