Geological and Environmental Sciences

Minors and Certificates

Minor in Geology

A minor in geology allows students from other majors to develop a comprehensive, yet concise, understanding of earth processes. Building on core courses in physical, historical, and field geology, students select two additional courses as electives from the wide array of subdisciplines. Some examples of elective courses include paleontology, mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, hydrogeology, volcanology, geochemistry, and economic geology. Course requirements(opens in new window).

Certificate in Hydrogeology

This certificate provides geology majors with the information and skills necessary to become certified hydrogeologists in the state of California. See the course requirements(opens in new window). Before beginning required courses for the certificate, students must have completed the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5:

  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • GEOS 102
  • GEOS 306
  • PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A
  • PHYS 202B or PHYS 204C
  • MATH 120