Geological Sciences Minor

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Minor Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to the Earth
Environment of the Earth
Observing the Earth
GEOL 302Rocks and Minerals4
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
Essentials of Physics I
and Essentials of Physics I Lab
Upper-level Geology Courses
Select three upper-level Geological Sciences courses, with at least two selected from the following:12
Earth Systems through Time
Surface and Near Surface Processes
Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Basins
Processes of Global Environmental Change
Igneous and Metamorphic Processes
Structural Geology and Tectonics
Total Credit Hours24

Note: PHYS 201 or PHYS 211 required for GEOL 355 and see MATH requirement for GEOL 345.