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The Climatology minor provides an overview of the atmospheric sciences and how the climate system works. It also focuses on understanding the role of climate in an increasingly diverse world. Students learn about potential climate change and how to understand and forecast its potential impacts. Students also learn how to apply their knowledge of climate and weather to a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including agriculture, conservation, health, forestry and environmental planning.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

CLIMATOLOGY MINOR REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KBS GEOG 21062 Physical Geography 3
    31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology 3
    31064 Principles of Climatology 3
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
  Choose from the following: 6
  GEOG 41062 Advanced Physical Geography (3)  
    41050 Polar and Alpine Environments (3)  
    41066 Climate Change and Its Impact (3)  
      or any other GEOG 40000-level courses, as approved by the coordinator.  
  MINIMUM TOTAL 25

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.