Minor Programs

The EAPS Department offers a minor in the discipline and also participates in three interdepartmental minors: Atmospheric Chemistry, Astronomy, and Energy Studies. Degree requirements are listed below.

Minor in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

The program allows for specialization in Geoscience, Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Planetary Science and Astronomy, or Environmental Science. An EAPS minor degree complements planned degrees in civil engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, urban studies, ocean engineering, economics, aeronautics and astronautics, or applied mathematics.    view requirements 
Advisor: Prof. Greg Fournier (g4nier@mit.edu)
Additional contact:  Dr. Vicki McKenna, EAPS Education Director  (vsm@mit.edu)


Minor in Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry is an interdisciplinary field (with Civil and Environmental Engineering & Chemistry) that blends fundamental science with engineering and policy. It is a domain that is growing in scope, complexity, and demand, as society grapples with burgeoning global, regional, and local challenges especially those in energy and public health. If you are interested in how science can help inform the world’s future decisions, you might want to consider this minor. It might be of particular interest to those whose majors are in EAPS, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Political Science, or Economics.     view requirements
Advisor: Prof. Susan Solomon (solos@mit.edu)


Minor in Astronomy

Joint with Physics, Course 8. The minor covers the observational and theoretical foundations of astronomy.   view requirements
Advisor: Prof. Paul Schechter (schech@achernar.mit.edu)


Minor in Energy Studies (Institute-wide minor)

The program "complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences as they relate to energy and associated environmental challenges."           view requirements.
Advisor: Prof. Brad Hager (bhager@mit.edu)