Geology Department

Minor - Geology

The Department of Geology offers a baccalaureate minor to supplement a major in some fields. The geology minor consists of at least 15 units, at least nine of which must be upper division courses, selected in consultation with the geology advisor.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor15
Core Courses9
GEOL 001. General GeologyB1+B34
GEOL 007. Earth, Time and LifeB1+B34
GEOL 028. Geology Outdoors1
Complete six units from:
GEOL 105. General OceanographyR3
GEOL 107. Prehistoric LifeR3
GEOL 111. Geology and the EnvironmentR3
GEOL 112. Hazards, Risks of Earthquakes and VolcanoesR3
GEOL 120. Fundamentals of Mineralogy3
GEOL 122. Petrology4
GEOL 124. Sedimentology and StratigraphyGE: R3
GEOL 125. Structural Geology4
GEOL 134. Geomorphology4
GEOL 135. Geochemistry4
GEOL 137. Introduction to GPS/GIS for Geologic Applications4
GEOL 138. Hydrogeology4
GEOL 142. Paleontology4
or other geology courses selected with advisor approval (at least one upper division course must include a lab)

Total Units:15