Minor in Geology

The Minor in Geology is designed specifically for those who have a primary interest in a field that can be complemented by a basic knowledge of geological concepts. The minor can be of particular benefit to students majoring in Anthropology, Environmental Law, Architecture, Leisure Studies, Business, Political Science, Geography, Journalism and other liberal arts or science fields.

Minor in GeologyPlease contact an undergraduate advisor in Geology for assistance customizing a Geology minor to complement your academic interests.

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Prerequisites and/or Corequisites

Most upper-division Geology classes have prerequisites, many of which will be satisfied by majors in other sciences. Please consult the current version of the undergraduate course catalog for details.

General Requirements

  • At least 15 semester credits of approved coursework must be completed successfully.
  • Course graded on an S/U basis may not be applied to the minor.
  • No more than three hours of GEOL 40096, Individual Investigation, may be applied to the minor.
  • Either BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity (4) or BSCI 20560 Invertebrate Zoology (4) is recommended as a pre/corequisite for GEOL 34061 Invertebrate Paleontology (4).
  • CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4) is a pre/corequisite for GEOL 23063 Earth Materials I (4).

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
Choose one from:
GEOL 11040
GEOL 11042
GEOL 21062
GEOL 21080
How the Earth Works
Earth and Life through Time
Environmental Earth Sciences
All About the Oceans
Plus 12 elective GEOL credits chosen from courses not listed above.  12
  Total 15

Please see the Courses Offered page for the planned course schedule.