Geology Minor

The Geology minor gives a student basic understanding of the Earth Sciences. This knowledge will increase comprehension of many of the phenomenon facing the world today. A Geology minor requires completion of two earth system foundation courses and 4 geology elective courses for a minimum 19 credits. Six of the credits must be at the 3000 level or above.

Required Courses (7-8 cr.)

  • Choose one from the following:
    • ENVI.2010/2030L Earth Systems: Geosphere w/Lab
    • GEOL.1010/1030L General Geology w/Lab
    • GEOL.3250 Geology for Engineers
  • Choose one from the following:
    • ENVI.2020/2040L Earth Systems: Atmosphere and Oceans w/Lab
    • ENVI.2050/2070L Earth Systems: Biosphere and Global Change w/Lab

Electives (12 cr.)

Choose from the following1:

  • ENVI.3010 GIS in Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • ENVI.4150 Biogeochemical Cycles
  • ENVI.4100/4120L Soil Science w/Lab
  • GEOL.2150 Forensic Geology
  • GEOL.3040/3060L Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology w/Lab
  • GEOL.3070/3090L Earth Materials I w/Lab
  • GEOL.3080/3100L Earth Materials II w/Lab
  • GEOL.3140 Hydrogeology
  • GEOL.3150 Environmental Geochemistry
  • GEOL.3190/3210 Earth Surface Processes w/Lab
  • GEOL.3220/3240L Structural Geology w/Lab
  • GEOL.3310/3330L Earth History w/Lab
  • GEOL.3520/3540L Sedimentation & Stratigraphy w/Lab
  • GEOL.4560 Applied Geophysics
  • GEOL.5xxx Geology Elective2

1Other courses may count toward elective credit with the approval of a program coordinator. 

2Require permission of instructor.

For more information, contact the Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.