Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Geological Sciences Minor

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Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for Minor: 26-27

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:

  • Understanding basic scientific principles and concepts, including the importance of geology in society, geologic time, and geologic history, as well as rudiments of mathematics, chemistry, physics and statistics with applications to geology.
  • Laboratory and field practice in identifying minerals, rocks, soils, structures, stratigraphy and fossils, and using best practices to design and implement tests using modern methods and techniques.
  • Developing approaches for collection and analysis of information.
  • Critical thinking, hypothesis formulation and testing; i.e., demonstrating use of the scientific method independently and collaboratively, with hypothesis formulation, testing, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of observations.
  • Demonstrating skill in scientific communication - oral, written and technological.
  • Graduates will have the depth of knowledge and skill to interpret and create geologic products.

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