Geoscience Minor

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • General Emphasis
  • Emphasis for Students Seeking Teaching Certification

General Emphasis

Supporting Courses20
Physical Geology
Earth System History
At least 5 credits of Chemistry at the 100-200 level
Choose two of the following courses:
Precalculus
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Introductory Statistics
Upper-Level Courses12
Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology
Choose at least 8 additional credits from the upper-level course list for the Geoscience major
Total Credits32

Emphasis for Students Seeking Teaching Certification

This emphasis also requires:

  • Admission to the Education Program.
  • Completion of the Education major
Supporting Courses 119
Physical Geology
Earth System History
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
At least 5 credits of Chemistry at the 100-200 level
Choose one of the following courses:
Precalculus
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Introductory Statistics
Upper-Level Courses12
Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Choose at least 9 credits from the upper-level course list for the Geoscience major.
Total Credits31