Minor

The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science offers a minor in Geology.  As with all minors, this will satisfy the Miami Plan Thematic Sequence requirement. You are welcome to explore many possible themes for this minor covering various aspects of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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 Geology or Environmental Earth Science majors or Earth Science Education majors.  All prerequisites must be observed.

Program Requirements

Select one of the following:
GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3 hrs)
GLG 141 Geology of US National Parks (3 hrs)

Take the following:
GLG 115.L Understanding the Earth Lab (1 hr)

Electives (14 cr hrs required), any combination of geology courses at the 200-level or above from the following list:

GLG 201 Mineralogy (4 hrs)
GLG 204 Survival on an Evolving Planet (4 hrs)
GLG 211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3 hrs)
GLG 244 Oceanography (3 hrs)
GLG 261 Geohazards and The Solid Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 307 Water and Society (3 hrs)
GLG 322 Structural Geology (4 hrs)
GLG 335 Ice Age Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 354 Geomorphology (4 hrs)
GLG 357 Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology (4 hrs)
GLG 402 Geomicrobiology (3 hrs)
GLG 408 Introduction to Hydrogeology (4 hrs)
GLG 411A Field Geology (6 hrs)
GLG 417 Forensic Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 427 Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 428 Hydrogeological Modeling:  Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport & Fate (4 hrs)
GLG 432 X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 435 Soils and Paleosols (3 hrs)
GLG 436 Paleoclimatology (3 hrs)
GLG 450 Sedimentary Basin Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 461 Geophysics (3 hrs)
GLG 467 Seismology (3 hrs)
GLG 492 Global Tectonics (4 hrs)
GLG 496 Isotopes in Environmental Processes (3 hrs)

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

Please contact Cathy Edwards in the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at 513-529-3216 or room 118D Shideler to enroll and get more information regarding the Geology minor, Geology major or Geology thematic sequences.