Geological Sciences Minor

Students majoring in another department may elect to pursue completion of a minor in geology.


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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

Core Requirements
Four GEOL courses 112
Total Hours12

 Only one course may be numbered less than 200.

Geological Sciences (GEOL) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences

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Murray and Mitchell Halls


Eric Kirby

Director of Graduate Studies (GEOL)

Donna Surge

Director of Graduate Studies (MASC)

Brent McKee

Director of Undergraduate Studies (GEOL)

Kevin Stewart

Director of Undergradaute Studies (MASC)

Antonio Rodriguez

Student Services Manager

Violet Anderson

Student Services (Undergraduate)

Amy Bartenfelder