Geoscience Minor

Geoscience Minor Requirements

21-24 Credits

GEO 1110
GEO 1115
Physical Geology (PS)
and Physical Geology Lab (LAB)
GEO 1220
GEO 1225
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
GEO 2050Earth Materials4
Choose 9-12 credits of the following electives:9-12
GEO 3000Advanced Geologic Investigation of Colorado Plateau Basin and Range provinces through national parks3
GEO 3060Environmental Geology3
GEO 3180Paleontology4
GEO 3200Mineralogy4
GEO 3400Water Resources3
GEO 3500Geomorphology4
GEO 3550Sedimentology & Stratigraphy4
GEO 3600Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
GEO 3700Structural Geology and Tectonics4
GEO 3910Applied Geologic Investigation of Iceland3
GEO 4600Field Geology5
GEOG 3600Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG 3605Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (Does not count toward the number of electives for Geoscience minor; expected to be taken with GEOG 3600)1

Completion Requirements

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.