The Geology minor provides students with a scientific understanding of the Earth and surrounding environment. The student in geology gains an understanding of the various terrestrial processes and features (mountains, oceans, volcanoes, glaciers); the immenseness of geologic time, the history of the earth and organisms that inhabit it (fossils); the role of water, fuel, and mineral resources in the development of civilization; and the close interaction between the geologic and organic environments. Demand for the professional geologist comes from the needs of engineering, hydrogeologic and environmental firms; geological surveys; oil, gas and mining companies; state and national parks; museums; conservation agencies; planning commissions; and teaching institutions.
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Geography, Geology, and the Environment Department Page
Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher
- Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
- A minimum of 9 credit hours must be upper division (an upper division course includes any 3-credit course that requires a pre-requisite)
- A minor shall be no fewer than 15 credits.
|EGEO 1XX||Any 100-Level EGEO Course||3|
|EGEO 201||Earth Materials and Processes/Lab||4|
|EGEO 202||Earth History/Lab||4|
|Select at least three courses:||9-12|
|Introduction to Geophysics/Lab|
|Geophysical Field Methods/Lab|
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
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MINOR IN GEOLOGY (34A)
This program is effective as of Fall 2017.