Earth Science Minor

The earth science minor in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is a flexible course of instruction if you desire a broad understanding of the earth and environmental processes within geosciences. The program is interdisciplinary, offering you an opportunity to select earth science and related courses such as:

  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Physics

Courses will be chosen in consultation with the earth science advisor in order to design a program to satisfy your needs and professional objectives. A total of 21 hours are required for this minor.


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a two-tiered advising system for undergraduates. You will receive:

As a student with a College of Arts and Sciences major you will need to meet regularly with both a departmental and college advisor to ensure you are meeting all requirements for graduation.


2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog: Program requirements and courses