Earth Sciences – Online Minor

Engage in science and critical societal issues

Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and OSU Ecampus invite you to explore the complexities and interconnectivity of our dynamic and changing Earth. The 27-credit earth sciences minor – with core courses in geology, oceanography, climate science and a broad range of electives – provides students with a broad foundation in earth sciences and the opportunity to choose electives that complement their major.

Be prepared to meet 21st century challenges

The earth sciences minor will give you the knowledge base to make informed decisions on issues that affect exposure to geologic hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, confront increasing demand for scarce earth resources such as water, minerals, and energy and promote environmental sustainability and climate security.

A broad range of earth science disciplines will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confront complex challenges head-on.

Complement your major in a variety of fields

Earning a minor in earth sciences is a good fit for many undergraduate degree programs that touch upon earth resources, hazards, and environmental impacts including:

NOTE: Earth science and environmental sciences majors at Oregon State are restricted from taking this minor.