The minor program in geological sciences is meant for students who would like to acquire a basic knowledge of geology in addition to their major area of study.
For more information, please visit the Geological Sciences website.
The College of Arts and Sciences' requirements for a minor include a minimum of 18 credit hours in the minor area, including a minimum of 9 upper-division credit hours.
All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better; no pass/fail work may be applied. The grade point average for all minor degree coursework must be equal to 2.000 (C) or higher. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward a minor.
The departmental requirements for the minor are listed below. The department strongly urges students interested in pursuing a minor in geology to consult a departmental advisor.
Required Courses and Credits
|Select two of the following 1000-level introductory courses:||6|
|Exploring Earth 1|
or GEOL 1012
|Exploring Earth for Scientists|
|Dodos, Dinos, and Deinococcus: The History of a Habitable Planet 2|
or GEOL 1040
|Geology of Colorado|
|Global Change: An Earth Science Perspective|
|Water, Energy and Environment: An Introduction to Earth Resources|
|Our Deadly Planet|
|Our Microbial Planet|
|Introductory Laboratory Course|
|GEOL 1030||Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1||1|
|Laboratory or Field-Oriented Course|
|Select at least one of the following laboratory or field-oriented courses:||2-4|
|Introduction to Field Geology|
|Introduction to Mineralogy|
|Statistics and Geographic Data|
|Principles of Geophysics|
|Sedimentology and Stratigraphy|
|Remote Sensing of the Environment|
|Principles of Geomorphology|
|Additional geology coursework to bring the total upper-division credit hours to 9 and total credit hours in geology to 18.||9-7|
|Total Credit Hours||18|