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Geology  Minor

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



The undergraduate Geology minor provides a means for students majoring in physics, chemistry, civil engineering, forest engineering, and related fields to develop a strong geology background as part of their program.



Students must complete a minimum of 14 unique credits in the minor that do not fulfill requirements of majors, minors, options or certificates.

Required (16 credits)

GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
   or GEO 101. *The Solid Earth (4)
 GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
   or GEO 102. *The Surface of the Earth (4)
   or GEOG 102. *Physical Geography (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)

Plus 11 credits from electives below:
GEO 310. Earth Materials I: Mineralogy (4)
GEO 315. Earth Materials II: Petrology (4)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 340. Structural Geology (4)
GEO 370. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (4)
GEO 412. Igneous Petrology (4)
GEO 415. Earth Materials III: Petrography (4)
GEO 427. ^Volcanology (4)
GEO 430. Geochemistry (4)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
GEO 463. ^Geophysics and Tectonics (4)
GEO 481. Glacial Geology (4)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)
GEO 488. Quaternary Stratigraphy of North America (3)

Total=27–28


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 550


 
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