Geological Sciences Minor

Department of Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences

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Murray and Mitchell Halls

Eric Kirby, Chair

Brent McKee, Associate Chair

Kevin Stewart, Director of Undergraduate Studies (GEOL)

Marc Alperin, Director of Undergradaute Studies (MASC)

Violet Anderson, Student Services Manager

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

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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

Geological Sciences (GEOL) course descriptions.

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