The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science offers a minor in Wildfire Sciences, which complements any career in which understanding wildfire science and wildfire risk is important. It is especially relevant to environmental and climate change related fields and prepares students to enter a workforce with wildfire-specific skill sets and knowledge. Nearly all employees in land management agencies and nonprofits in California are effectively working in wildfire or fire-related fields.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.