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Risk and Uncertainty Quantification in Earth Systems  Graduate Minor

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



Marine and coastal scientific and management issues are technically and socially complex, involving many forms of science, interests, perspectives, and stakeholders. There is much uncertainty in modeling forecast and policy outcomes associated with climate change and global markets. This interdisciplinary graduate minor will provide students with knowledge and skills to quantify and communicate risk and uncertainty derived from the analyses of large data in earth system science.

The graduate minor is focused on marine science and resource management, yet will be relevant to students from a variety of fields. Students will extend their ability to perceive and solve problems in a transdisciplinary context related to statistical inference, uncertainty quantification, risk analyses, earth system science, and social systems. Students will also acquire professional skills in communication and collaboration. The world is changing. Join us in becoming more resilient. The graduate minor is open to all OSU graduate students.



Graduate PhD students are required to complete at least 18 credits, MS students complete 15 credits.

All students complete the professional development requirement (6 credits).

Additional credits are taken from these four following specializations:

  1. Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
  2. Risk Analyses
  3. Earth Systems
  4. Social Systems 

Mentoring Requirements

There must be a minor professor in the student's committee. The minor professor is in any of the fields where course designators fall but must not be from the student’s major.

Classes for Minor

Graduate PhD students are required to complete at least 18 credits, M.S. students are required to complete at least 15 credits for the minor.

PhD students take one course from each of the four remaining areas: Big data and Uncertainty Quantification, Risk Analyses, Earth Systems, and Social Systems.

MS students take one course in Social Systems and one in Earth Systems and choose one course from either Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification or Risk Analysis.

Professional Development

MRM 525. Special Topics in Marine Resource Management (6) (2 credits each fall, winter, and spring term in sequence):

a.) Marine and Earth Systems Science: Foundations in Risk and Uncertainty (2)
b.) Marine and Earth Systems Science: Collaborative Working Structures in Risk and Uncertainty (2)
c.) Marine and Earth Systems Science: Communication of Risk and Uncertainty (2)

Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification Specialization:

CS 515. Algorithms and Data Structure (4)#
CS 534. Machine Learning (4)#
GEOG 565. Spatio-Temporal Variation in Ecology and Earth Science (4)
GEOG 566. Advanced Spatial Statistics and GIScience (4)
ST 538. Modern Analytical Methods for Large and Complex Datasets (3) (Pending Approval)
ST 599. Special Topics: Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification (3)

Risk Analysis Specialization:

FW 544. Quantitative Decision Analysis for Fish and Wildlife Mgmt (4)
ME 515. Risk and Reliability Analysis in Engineering Design (4)
MTH 527. Introduction to Mathematical Biology (3)
MTH 563. Probability I (3)
MTH 567. Actuarial Mathematics (3)
MTH 599. Special Topics: Risk Analysis (3)

At least one class from Earth Systems Specialization:

ATS 520. Principles of Climate: Physics of Climate and Climate Change (4)
GEO 550. Coastal Hazards: Processes, Response, and Adaptation (3)
GEO/SOIL 684. Global Biogeochemical Cycles (4)
OC 523. Ocean Ecological Dynamics (4)
OC 533. Coast and Estuarine Oceanography (3)
OC/FW. 534 Estuarine Ecology (4)
OC 599. Special Topics [Earth Systems Science] (3)
OEAS. 520 The Solid Earth (4)#
OEAS. 530 The Fluid Earth (4)#
OEAS. 540 Bio-Geochemical Earth (4)#

At least one class from Social Systems Specialization :

AEC/MRM 552. Marine Economics (3)
ANTH 581. Natural Resources and Community Values (4)
COMM 599. Special Topics: Policy Conflict and Public Participation (3)
MRM 530. Principles and Practice of Marine Resource Management (3)
PPOL 545. International Marine Policy (4)
PPOL 546. The Policy and Law of United States Coastal Governance (4)
PPOL 548. Marine Policy in the United States (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)


Footnote:

# Classes where a more advanced listing can be substituted.

Minor Code: 5050


 
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