Geology, Minor

Program Locations

The minor in Geology is available at the following locations:

About this Program

While pursuing a geology minor, students will gain a better understanding of earth’s natural structures. This program includes long-distance travel and extended field-learning opportunities as well as day trips meant to immerse students in exploration of the region’s most fascinating geological locations.

Students may also present research findings, network at regional conferences, or increase their involvement through geological societies.

Students in the geology program enjoy access to industry grade geological software and field equipment.

While pursuing a bachelor of geology, students will study physical, historical, structural, and field geology, as well as mineralogy and petrology. These courses, along with courses in math and chemistry make up the 36 hours of major coursework needed for graduation. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required as well.


A minor in Geology requires 20 course hours. A total of 12 hours must be from upper-level courses.

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The School of Math & Science has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.