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 any 3 of the following electives:9-12
Environmental Geology
Water Resources (Prerequisites: MATH 1010 and MATH 1050 or equivalent placement score; and CHEM 1210 and CHEM 1215)
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Structural Geology and Tectonics (Prerequisites: MATH 1010 and MATH 1050 or equivalent placement score)
Applied Geologic Investigation of Iceland

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.