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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

  • A minimum of 20 credit hours is required for the minor, at least 12 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level).
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

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 (8 credit hours)

Complete one of the following 1000-level introductory course sequences:


Geology Electives (8 credit hours)

Complete two of the following electives after completion of the 1000-level introductory course sequence:

Field-Based Course (4 credit hours)

Complete the following course. The 1000-level introductory course sequence must be completed prior to taking the the Field Study course.

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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