The new Earth and Environmental Science (EaES) minor provides a solid foundation in basic earth and environmental science to support a student who wishes to supplement or focus on a more environmental- or sustainability-focused aspect of their career. Interest in environmental science and sustainability are growing in popularity across the country, in line with the needs of workforce development in multiple career fields. Some of the earth and environmental science careers that continue to grow faster than US average job growth include environmental scientists, soil scientists, meteorologists, agronomists, and hydrologists. The EaES minor will make graduates more marketable in areas such as business, population health, biology and wildlife conservation, engineering tech, and many others. For more information, contact the Biology Department at or 816-271-4379.