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Geology Undergraduate Program

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).

Geology Minor Course Requirements. Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

  • Introduction to Geology. Satisfied by GEOL 101.
  • Geology Fundamentals Laboratory. Satisfied by GEOL 103.

Geology Required Electives. Students selecting this minor must complete a minimum of 13 hours in geology courses. GEOL 311 and GEOL 331 are recommended because they are necessary as prerequisites for many upper-division courses.

Students must work with an advisor 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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