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Minor in Geology

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Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 to 23 hours of geology courses, of which 12 hours must be junior/senior hours or higher (courses numbered 300 or above).

Required Courses

  • GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology (3) and
  • GEOL 103 Geology Fundamentals Laboratory (2)

Recommended Courses (necessary as prerequisites for many upper-division courses)

  • GEOL 311 Mineralogy and Structure of the Earth (3) or
    GEOL 331 Sedimentology and Surface Processes (4)

Students must work with an adviser to select courses to complete the requirements for the minor. Students must turn in a signed Geology Minor Advising form and a Minor Declaration form to the department office, 120 Lindley Hall, before taking any courses numbered 500 or above.

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