The Geology Minor is designed to improve students’ understanding of geologic processes and how these processes fit into environmental issues. The program takes advantage of Colorado’s unique natural setting to allow students to deepen and expand their appreciation of nearly two billion years of geologic history. The minor program is meant for students who would like to acquire a basic knowledge of geology in addition to their major area of study. The requirements for the minor include 20 credit hours in the minor area, including a minimum of 12 upper-division hours.
For those students who are thinking of pursuing a bachelor’s or an advanced degree in Geology from another institution, the following courses are strongly recommended (these courses are not required for the UCCS Geology Minor).