Geology, Minor

The Minor in Geology is designed for students who are interested in acquiring basic knowledge in geology but not wishing to major in the subject. 

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Nicholas Davatzes, Chair
Beury Hall, Room 307

Dr. Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Vice Chair and Faculty Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 308

Dr. Ilya Buynevich, Faculty Advisor, Geology
Beury Hall, Room 313

Dr. David Grandstaff, Faculty Advisor, Environmental Science
Beury Hall, Room 322B

Minor Requirements

Students interested in acquiring a basic knowledge of Geology but not wishing to major in Geology may pursue a minor in Geology by successfully completing the following courses:

EES 2001Physical Geology4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Chemistry I
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I (F)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Honors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
Introduction to General Physics I
Elementary Classical Physics I
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
General Physics I
Honors General Physics I (F)
Select one of the following:4
Calculus I (or higher)
Honors Calculus I (F)
Four 3 to 4 credit Earth & Environmental Science electives numbered above 2001, with a minimum of 14 credits, chosen with the approval of the undergraduate Earth & Environmental Science advisor.14
Total Credit Hours26
(F) - Fall only course

Residency Requirements: At least 4 courses required for the minor must be completed at Temple. At least 3 Earth & Environmental Science courses must be completed at Temple.