Degree Check List

Current Student Degree Progress Report | Climate Change Minor Degree Check Sheet | Link to Catalog

Climate Change is one of the most relevant and pressing issues of our time. The Climate Change Minor creates an opportunity for students with any background to understand the science of climate change as well as some ways to plan for or mitigate the problem. The focus is on an understanding of climate change from an earth systems science perspective, though societal implications are also addressed.

____ MTR 1400 Weather and Climate* or GEG 1100 Physical Geography*

____ MTR 1600 Global Climate Change*

____ GEG 3410 Biogeography (Spring 2024, Fall 2025)

____ MTR/GEG 3330 Climatology (Fall 2023, Spring 2025)

____ MTR/ENV 3340 Climate Change Science (Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2026)

____ GEG 4720 Planning for Climate Change (Spring 2023, Spring 2025) or GEG 4700 Sustainability in Resource Management (Fall 2024, Fall 2026)

Total: 18 credits

Students from any major are welcome to minor in Climate Change.  This minor is available on the 2022-2023 catalog and forward.  Your advisor might be able to help you move your catalog year forward if you’d like to declare a climate change minor and are on an older year, but be sure to run a “What If” report, then decide whether or not to move your catalog!

*The two General Studies courses will also fulfill your Natural and Physical Sciences requirement, as well as your Global Diversity requirement.  MTR 1400 and GEG 1100 are both Natural and Physical Science courses.  MTR 1600 is Natural and Physical Science AND Global Diversity.  These courses can count in your minor and General Studies (double dip).

Course Descriptions

Climate Change Minor Faculty Advisors

Gabrielle Katz, Ph.D.

Gabrielle Katz, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography

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Keah Schuenemann, Ph.D.

Keah Schuenemann, Ph.D.

Professor of Meteorology

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Rich Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor of Meteorology

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