Earth History Minor

Geology (GEOL)
1115 Geology Building
Phone: 301-405-4365

Program Director: John Merck, Ph.D.

The undergraduate minor in Earth History recognizes concentrated study in this designated field in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.  The award of a minor will be noted on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

This minor may be earned by students not majoring in Geology and is administered by the Geology Undergraduate Studies Director.  A grade of "C-" or better must be earned in all courses required for the minor. 

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Course Title Credits
Select one of the following:4
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
Environmental Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL102Historical Geology4
Select three of the following:9-12
Principles of Paleontology
Structural Geology
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Principles of Biogeochemistry
Global Climate Change: Past and Present
Special Problems in Geology
Total Credits17-20

Advising is not mandatory for the Earth History Minor, however interested students are urged to consult with the Geology Director of Undergraduate Studies prior to declaring the minor to discuss academic planning and logistics. Contact information is available at the Geology web page