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Students take coursework in physical geology, historical geology, and mineralogy as the fundamental courses in this minor. This minor pairs well with other degrees in the sciences such as chemistry or biology.

This is a Green Leaf program.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Students may not receive both the Geology Minor and the Earth Science Minor.

Banner Code: GEOL

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 20

This is a Green Leaf program.

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.

Students must successfully complete the following coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Geology Courses

GEOL 101Introductory Geology I (Mason Core)4
GEOL 102Introductory Geology II (Mason Core)4
GEOL 302Mineralogy4
Total Credits12

Additional Geology Courses

Select 8 credits from the following:8
Sedimentary Geology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Invertebrate Paleontology
Structural Geology
Total Credits8