Explore the physical world around you with an Earth Science minor from the University of Central Missouri. Spanning multiple disciplines, earth science takes a broad, investigative approach to the “how” and “why” of Earth’s scientific processes.
As an Earth Science minor at UCM, you’ll apply knowledge and tools from all areas of science and math to better understand how the earth works. Research labs and class projects will provide opportunities to develop investigative and communication skills that complement a variety of undergraduate majors — and are valuable in many career fields.
Pair your Earth Science minor with a range of undergraduate degrees
The broad nature of UCM’s Earth Science minor makes it easy to pair with nearly any undergraduate degree. It complements UCM’s bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology, Environment, Safety and Risk Management and Biology particularly well by enhancing your understanding of how Earth’s processes affect its living organisms and their habitats.
A versatile minor for most majors
100% of faculty have terminal degrees
Online classes available
UCM’s Earth Science minor starts with the foundational course, Introduction to Geology, to help you better understand earth’s systems. You’ll build on the fundamental principles learned in this course and others as you progress through the program.
You can also choose from a variety of electives to complete your Earth Science minor. Take classes especially interesting to you that cover topics such as:
As part of the University of Central Missouri’s minor in Earth Science, you’ll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world.
UCM’s Earth Science minor provides solid career preparation for a variety of STEM industries. Students who pair the Earth Science minor with a Biology degree will develop a deep understanding of the relationships between living organisms and geological processes. If you're considering a career in teaching, you can pair this minor with one of UCM's many Bachelor of Science or Education programs.
No matter the career pathway you choose, you will still benefit from the knowledge and skills you gain with an Earth Science minor, including:
Jobs for Earth Science minors
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Benefit from the University of Central Missouri’s high-value education and low tuition rates. We are recognized by LendEDU as a top-ranked university for low student debt upon graduation.
Our financial aid counselors will help you work through the options UCM offers to finance your college education, including grants, scholarships and loans.
We have many scholarships available exclusively for students in specific majors. Refer to your desired major’s program page to learn more about the scholarships available to undergraduates. Scholarships are also available to students studying earth science, including:
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