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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It will impact every aspect of our lives, and unless our economies take aggressive action to reduce emissions, today’s students will live through climate change unprecedented in modern human history.

The minor in Climate Change will give you a firm grounding in the basic physical, ecological and social sciences. You'll learn about climate change and how to understand and forecast its potential impacts from varied disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

You'll study how the climate system works from an earth systems sciences perspective, and how humans and the environment interact within it.

The Climate Change minor draws on multiple courses exploring the science of climate change and its multitude of impacts, including:

  • Farming and food production
  • Water availability
  • Ocean acidification
  • Potential of sustainable energy to replace fossil fuels
  • Policy decisions governments are making.

Climate Change Minor Requirements