The Geology minor provides students with a solid background in the basics of geology, proving invaluable for future K-12 teachers and expanding employment opportunities for biology, chemistry, physics, math, engineering, anthropology and geography majors. Students from majors, such as journalism, political science, communication and business (e.g., marketing) also benefit from the geology minor, especially if their interests are in environmentally related areas. Students in seemingly unrelated majors also will benefit by learning more about the Earth, preparing for Earth-friendly careers and becoming more environmentally aware citizen-scientists.
At least 12 units toward the Geology Minor must be upper division; at least six of which must be taken in residence. Up to three units of GEOL 310T may be applied. Prospective minors should make an appointment with a department adviser in order to select courses that most closely match their educational goals.