Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Climate Science

Program:
Minor in Climate Science
Program Code:
7810 Climate Science
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS22
Department:
Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Climate Science

The Minor in Climate Science, which is administered by the Department of  Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, provides a foundation to students who are interested in issues related to climate and climate change, including students who wish to prepare themselves for degree programs in communication, data science, environmental geoscience, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental policy, journalism, quantitative risk analytics, sustainability, or related fields.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science Degree Environmental Geography with the Atmospheric and Climate Sciences concentration in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult the undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.
        
Requirements for the Minor in Climate Science

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits from the following:
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
GEO 203 Introduction to Meteorology 3
GEO 409 Global Climate Change and Variability 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
GEO 302 Climates of the World 3
GEO 303 Severe and Hazardous Weather 3
3. Three of the following courses (9 to 11 credits):
GEO 402 Agricultural Climatology 3
GEO 403 Dynamic Meteorology (W) 3
GEO 405 Weather Analysis and Forecasting 4
GEO 410 Geography of Food and Agriculture 3
GEO 424 Advanced Remote Sensing 4
GEO 429 Geoprocessing