Geology Minor

Degree Requirements

If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.

Minor in Geology

A minimum of 18 hours of Geology related classes.

Required Courses
GY 111
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
GY 112
Earth History
and Earth History Lab
GY 301Geomorphology3
Remaining Requirements
At least 7 hours of any GY course numbered 300 or higher may be used, from core or elective courses, to satisfy remaining minor course requirements.7
Total Hours18

Possible core Geology courses include:

GY 302Crystallography and Mineralogy4
GY 303Igneous & Meta Petrology4
GY 306Sedimentology & Stratigraphy-W4
GY 403Structural Geology4
GY 480Field Geology6

Possible elective Geology courses include:

GY 304Stratigraphy - W3
GY 305Geophysics4
GY 401Paleontology3
GY 425Hydrology4
GY 494Directed Studies1-4

A geology faculty advisor is recommended for planning an appropriate minor curriculum past the initial introductory sequence.