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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

413 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2045

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.


Attribute 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.

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


Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).