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. This 27-credit earth sciences minor – with core courses in geology, oceanography, climate science and a broad range of electives – will prepare you for employment in fields ranging from state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, science education, business and industry.

Be prepared to meet 21st century challenges

The earth sciences minor will give you the knowledge base to make informed decisions on issues that impact climate and the environment and confront increasing demand for scarce earth resources such as water, minerals, and energy. And it will provide you with the knowledge to understand and prepare for geological hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes.

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 including:

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