Geology Minor

For information, contact the Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, 118D Shideler Hall , 513-529-3216.

A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required for all courses in the minor. No courses may be taken credit/no-credit. This minor is not available to majors in geology, earth science, environmental earth science or earth science education. Courses must be selected observing all prerequisites. Substitutions may be made with approval of department. 

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Select one of the following:3
The Dynamic Earth
Environmental Geology
Geology of U.S. National Parks
Select this laboratory:1
Understanding the Earth
Select any combination of Geology courses at 200-level or above of the following:14
Survival on an Evolving Planet
Chemistry of Earth Systems
Geohazards and the Solid Earth
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Water and Society
Structural Geology
Ice Age Earth
Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology
Introduction to Hydrogeology
Field Geology
Forensic Isotope Geochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry
Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate
X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis
Soils and Paleosols
Paleontology in Conservation
Sedimentary Basin Analysis
Global Tectonics
Isotopes in Environmental Processes
Total Credit Hours18

In addition, students may apply to the minor a maximum of three credits from any Geology workshop with the approval of the CDA.