Minor in Earth Sciences

The minor in Earth Sciences provides students with knowledge of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, surface processes, and deep time. A minor in Earth Sciences helps prepare students for work in a variety of careers in environmental science and environmental consulting.


The minor in Earth Sciences consists of five 4-credit courses, including:

  • no more than one 100-level course (CAS ES 101, 105, 140, 142, 144, or CAS GE 104)
  • at least four courses at the 200 level or above, including at least one of CAS ES 302 or ES 351

The grades in each of these five courses must be C or higher.

All student minors develop their programs in consultation with a departmental advisor. For further information, contact Professor Lawford Anderson in the Department of Earth & Environment.

Cooperative Program (Cross-Registration) with Boston College

The Boston Area Consortium permits degree candidates at Boston University to pursue courses in areas of fluid mechanics and geophysics at Boston College. Cross-registration is designated by the abbreviations XAS (for undergraduate students) and XRG (for graduate students).

Cross-registration information can be found at the Office of the University Registrar’s Boston Area Consortia webpage.