2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Aug 16, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Geology Minor


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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).

Course Requirements


Introductory Course Sequence


Complete GEOL 1010 and one additional 1000-level course from the list below (2 courses/8 credits).

Directed Elective


Complete two of the following electives after completion of the 1000-level introductory course sequence (2 courses/8 credits).

Field Study


Complete one of the following courses. The 1000-level introductory course sequence must be completed prior to taking a Field Study course (1 course/4 credits).

Geology Minor: Tracks


Geology Minor Suggested Course Tracks

Note: These are recommended sets of courses that can be arranged differently depending on specific interests.

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