The minor in Geology is available to students in all majors to provide knowledge and curricular depth in geosciences, broadly encompassing geology, geophysics, environmental geology, and hydrogeology. Students who may particularly benefit from a geology minor include those within the Colleges of Natural Resources, Natural Science, Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences.

Effective Fall 2019

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
Select one group from the following for four credits: 4
Group A:
Exploring Earth - Physical Geology (GT-SC2)
and Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)
Group B:
The Blue Planet - Geology of Our Environment (GT-SC2)
and Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)
Group C:
Geology of Natural Resources (GT-SC2)
and Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)
Group D:
Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers
Group E:
Introduction to Geology-Parks and Monuments (GT-SC2)
and Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)
GEOL 154Historical and Analytical Geology4
Selected Courses
Select a minimum of 13 credits of GEOL coursework, of which at least 12 credits must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).
A maximum of two credits may be satisfied by non-regular courses (courses ending in -82 to -99), of which only one credit may be GEOL 401.
GEOL *** Geology Electives13
Program Total Credits:21