Juniors and seniors with declared majors in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics are eligible to enter the minor program in Ocean and Earth Science. Specific course prerequisites will be strictly enforced and students with majors in other disciplines should consult with the chief departmental advisor in the Department of Ocean and Earth Sciences before applying to the program. Applicants must have already declared a major and have a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students wishing to pursue a minor in Ocean and Earth Science may elect to emphasize any aspect of biological, chemical, physical, or geological science from course offerings available to Ocean and Earth Science majors, and must complete 12 credit hours of OEAS coursework at the 300 and/or 400 level. The following courses do not satisfy the minor requirements: OEAS 302, OEAS 402, and OEAS 426.
For completion of a minor, a student must have a C or better in each course taken for the minor including prerequisites and a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. A minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement must be completed through courses offered by Old Dominion University.