Effective Fall 2012 

The Environmental Geology Academic minor is not open to students with any other academic minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The Environmental Geology academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to processes shaping the Earth's surface, its physical and biochemical environment, and potential response to anthropogenic influences. Because society and the Earth's surface environment are intimately linked, students with interests in  pre-law or concentrations such as business, economics, history, and English may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology an attractive complement to their training. As well, students concentrating in other areas of the Natural Sciences may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology a way to diversify their background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. Note that by LSA rules, only one course may be elected in common to an academic minor and a concentration.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor


Academic Minor Program

At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1.  One introductory Geology course must be taken from one of the following two groups:
    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 201.
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (EARTH 119, 135, 205&206).
  2.  Core courses: EARTH 284 and 380 are required.
  3. Elective courses: EARTH 325, 341, 442, 444, 477, 478, or permission of advisor.

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