Geology is the study of the surface of the Earth and the rocks and processes which created it. Field methods, interpretation of rocks, and modern plate-tectonic models are emphasized, with the goals of finding valuable or hazardous materials and inferring geologic history. These skills are valuable in engineering, urban planning, and environmental and resource studies.
To enter the Geology minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.
Required Lower Division Courses ( 12 8 to 9 units): Earth and Space Sciences 1 or 1F , 61. and one course from 5, 8, 9, 15, 16, or 17.
Required Upper Division Courses (22 units): Earth and Space Sciences 112, 119, and three courses from C107, 116, 125, 129, C132, 133, 134, 137, 139, 150.
All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.
Department Approval: 2-17-03
Faculty Executive Committee Approval: 3-19-03
Effective: Fall Quarter 2003