Minor in Geology

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

The following is a general outline of the course requirements for the geology minor.  For specific questions, please contact the department's Undergraduate Advisor.

 

Minor-Specific Course Requirements           

Units

Core Courses 9
  • GEOL 001- General Geology
4
  • GEOL 007- Earth, Time and Life
4
  • GEOL 028- Geology Outdoors
1
Geology Electives 6
Complete six units.  At least one upper division course must include a lab.  
  • GEOL 105- General Oceanography
3
  • GEOL 107- Prehistoric Life
3
  • GEOL 111- Geology and the Environment
3
  • GEOL 112- Hazards, Risks of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
3
  • GEOL 120- Fundamentals of Mineralogy (+ lab)
3
  • GEOL 122- Petrology (+ lab)
4
  • GEOL 124- Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (+ lab)
3
  • GEOL 125- Structural Geology (+ lab)
4
  • GEOL 134- Geomorphology (+ lab)
4
  • GEOL 135- Geochemistry (+ lab)
4
  • GEOL 137- Introduction to GPS/GIS for Geologic Applications (+ lab)
4
  • GEOL 138- Hydrogeology (+ lab)
4
  • GEOL 142- Paleontology (+ lab)
4