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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology

221 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2680
Fax: 330-672-7949

The Geology minor is for students who have a primary interest in a field that can be complemented by a basic knowledge of geological concepts. The minor can be of particular benefit to students majoring in anthropology, architecture, business, geography, journalism, political science, environmental law, recreation and park management and other liberal arts or science fields.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry 1  
  Choose one from the following:  
KBS BSCI 10002 Life on Planet Earth 2  
KBS   10110 Biological Diversity 2  
Type Course Title Credits
  GEOL   Geology courses not listed below 3 18
  Choose from the following: 3
KBS GEOL 11040 How the Earth Works (3)  
KBS   11042 Earth and Life Through Time (3)  
KBS   21062 Environmental Earth Science (3)  
KBS   21080 All About the Oceans (3)  



1 ACT math score of 18 or MATH 11009 or MATH 11010 or MATH 11012 or MATH 12002 or MATH 12011 or MATH 12021 is the prerequisite for this course. This course is a pre/corequisite for GEOL 23063.

2 Only necessary if Geology courses requiring these courses as prerequisites are chosen. The BSCI courses are prerequisites for GEOL 34061.

3 Maximum 3 credits hours of GEOL 40096 may be applied to the 18 upper-division credit hours.

S/U graded classes may not be applied to the minor.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.