Your studies can diverge even more at IU Kokomo with one of the minors in the school of science! With minors in Biology, Chemistry, and environmental and Earth Science, you can learn more about our planet, what makes it live, and even how to protect it!
One of the best parts about studying biology is the variety. Whether you’re interested in cell biology or molecular biology or immunology or anything in between, you can dive in and study the topics in the field that interest you.
With this minor, you’ll gain an understanding of key biological concepts and learn how to evaluate things within the field for yourself. With courses ranging from Introduction to Biology to Cell Physiology to Ecology, you’ll get to tailor your minor to your interests while covering a wide range of topics.
When it comes to science, many of the subfields work together and gaining an understanding of multiple fields can help you make new connections and develop new skills. If you’re interested in tailoring your current course of study to include your interests in organic or inorganic chemistry, physical or analytical chemistry, this is the path for you!
In this minor, you’ll learn to understand key concepts in the field and gain the skills you need to evaluate things for yourself. With a Minor in Chemistry, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses ranging from Principles of Chemistry to Energy and Green Chemistry – A Natural Science Perspective to Organic Spectroscopy.
Environmental and Earth Science
Passionate about our home planet? Love finding new ways to go green and save our home? Have you considered the environmental and earth science minor from Indiana University Kokomo?
If you’ve already selected a course of study but want to tailor your studies and experience to your goals, adding a minor is a great way to specialize and add to your growing knowledge. With a Minor in Environmental and Earth Science, you’ll get to take classes like Green Chemistry and Sustainability Sciences, Environmental Physics, Geology of Indiana, and more! You’ll work with passionate faculty who love the same topics as you.
The physics minor allows you to build on your experience in the introductory physics sequence required for some majors and explore more contemporary elements of physics in both their theoretical and experimental aspects.
The proposed sequence of courses for the physics minor will introduce you to mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, and quantum mechanics in both theoretical and experimental settings. These are all the basic topics of upper-level courses that when explored in greater depth would constitute a physics major. In addition to the introductory core of 15 credit hours, you will, at your discretion, apply this knowledge in either the setting of an independent research course or environmental physics.
Sustainability is defined as "meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This minor will provide you with current, foundational knowledge of sustainability, such as but not limited to environmental and social policy, environmental inequality, ecological footprint and carrying capacity, the tragedy of the commons, and more! You’ll also learn about and use current sustainability assessment tools.
Upon completion of the minor you will be able to:
- Describe and apply the basic principles of sustainability
- Integrate diverse fields of knowledge with respect to local, national, and global sustainability issues
- Analyze historic and emerging sustainability problems using current social, environmental, and economic practices
- Work collaboratively to develop effective, interdisciplinary approaches to solving sustainability problems
For the most up-to-date requirements for this minor, check out the Academic Bulletin. Fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today or reach out to someone in the School of Sciences today.