Students who minor in geology gain an understanding and appreciation of the Earth: its resources, structure, processes and history. Our faculty and staff research minerals, sediments, rocks, fossils, landforms, natural fluids and gases to further understand the past, present and future of various parts of Earth’s system, including solid Earth and its enveloping hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. The minor program is meant for students who would like to acquire a basic knowledge of geology in addition to their major area of study.

  • Explore theoretical, laboratory and field-oriented aspects of geology

  • Gain hands-on education in the Rocky Mountains

  • Complement your undergraduate studies with a minor