Surficial Geology Minor

Program Director: John Merck, Ph.D. 

This undergraduate minor recognizes concentrated study in Surficial Geology, a 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 are administered by the Geology Undergraduate Studies Director.  A grade of "C-" or better must be earned in all courses required for the minor.

Course Title Credits
Select one of the following:4
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
Environmental Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL123Causes and Consequences of Global Change3
Select two of the following:6-8
Principles of Paleontology
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Environmental Geochemistry
Global Climate Change: Past and Present
Low Temperature Geochemistry
Watershed and Wetland Hydrology
Special Problems in Geology
Total Credits17-19