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Department Of Geosciences

Department Of Geosciences

Minors in Geology and Earth Science

Minors in Geology and Earth Science

A minor in geology offers students majoring in other disciplines a solid background in the geological sciences. It should prove especially useful for students seeking careers with interdisciplinary emphasis (e.g., chemistry, biology, the environmental sciences). The earth science minor is designed to provide students planning careers involving the management of resources with sufficient background to understand basic geological principles and their relationships to human activities on earth.

Geology Minor (16 cr.)

  1. Any one of the following 100-level courses AND GEOL-G 102 laboratory:
  • GEOL-G 101 Introduction to Earth Sciences (3 cr.) AND GEOL-G 102 Intro. to Earth Science Lab (1 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.) AND GEOL-G 102 Intro. to Earth Science Lab (1 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 103 Earth Materials and Processes (3 cr.) AND GEOL-G 102 Intro. to Earth Science Lab (1 cr.)
    • GEOL-G 209 History of the Earth (4 cr.)
    • Additional coursework may be chosen in conjunction with a geology advisor but must consist of at least two lecture-based geology (GEOL) courses.

Earth Science Minor (16 cr.)

  1. Any one of the following 100-level courses AND GEOL-G 102 laboratory: 
    • GEOL-G 101 Introduction to Earth Sciences (3 cr.) AND GEOL-G 102 Intro. to Earth Science Lab (1 cr.)
    • GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.) AND GEOL-G 102 Intro. to Earth Science Lab (1 cr.)
    • GEOL-G 103 Earth Materials and Processes (3 cr.) AND GEOL-G 102 Intro. to Earth Science Lab (1 cr.)
  2. GEOL-G 209 History of the Earth (4 cr.)
  3. Additional coursework may be chosen in conjunction with a geology advisor but must consist of at least two lecture-based geology (GEOL) or geography (GEOG) courses.

For more information, visit the Geosciences page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.