Jan 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Research Minor - Environmental Physical Science

Students, who have completed GEOL 201/L, GEOL 203/L, CHEM 112/L, CHEM 114/L or PHYS 211/L, PHYS 213/L, MATH 102, MATH 123/L And one of the following courses: GEOL 340, GEOL 350, GEOL 360, GEOL 370 with a grade point of 3.0 and have permission from their faculty, may be admitted into the research minor. Students meeting the 3.0 grade point standard for the entry-level courses may then enter the minor with permission from their faculty mentor.

Note - Research

The student will pick a faculty mentor based on research interests, and the mentor and student together will choose two other faculty to serve on the student’s committee. An oral presentation of the research results is required. The faculty mentor will determine the appropriate seminar, colloquium, symposium, or conference for the student’s oral presentation.

Program Requirements

Restricted Electives - Statistics

Supportive Electives - 6 semester hours

Electives include any upper-division course in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, or Biology approved by the faculty mentor.

Students must also present their research in a public forum. This could include presentation of a seminar, oral or poster presentation at a research meeting, publication of research, or any other forum approved by the student’s research committee.