Science minors offer major benefits. Any of the following minors can be added to your major field of study to enhance the value of your degree. Astronomy & Astrophysics is a branch of space science that applies the laws of physics to seek to understand the universe and our place in it. Atmospheric Science is the study of weather analysis and predictability, climate and global change, air quality, and other atmospheric processes that affect us. Biology is the study of life to help us understand how living things work and how they function and interact on multiple levels. Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that matter can undergo when it is subject to different environments and conditions. Computer Languages & Systems deals with the design, implementation, analysis, characterization, and classification of programming languages and of their individual features. Computer Science focuses on programming methodology and skills, computer organization, relevant mathematical skills, structure techniques, and algorithms. Earth Ecosystems is the study of the environment, and helps us understand how organisms live with each other in unique physical environments Entertainment Computing focuses on developing an entertainment platform for the enrichment of our daily life. Topics include analysis and modeling technologies for games, storytelling, animation and device entertainment. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. Mathematics complements and enhances a wide variety of majors by providing students with significant mathematical skills and a perspective on the discipline. Students take foundational courses in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. Natural Disaster Impacts & Policy studies the financial, ecological, and mental impacts of natural disasters and risk-benefit analysis to advance existing preparedness, response, andrecovery practices. Optics studies the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it. Physics provides an in-depth study of physics to non-physics majors entering into a global and diverse workforce where a multidisciplinary science and engineering background is increasingly common.