Geological Sciences Minor


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The undergraduate minor in geology consists of the following four courses (minimum of 12 semester hours).

One of the following introductory courses 13
Introductory Geology
The Marine Environment
Violent Earth
Earth, Climate, and Life through Time
Earth and Climate for Science Majors
Prehistoric Life
At least three geology courses numbered above GEOL 1109
Total Hours12

only one of GEOL 101, GEOL 105, GEOL 109, and GEOL 110 may be taken for course credit

Geological Sciences (GEOL) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.