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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology

221 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2680

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.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  Choose from the following: 3  
KBS GEOL 11040 How the Earth Works (3)    
KBS GEOL 11042 Earth and Life Through Time (3)    
KBS GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Science (3)    
KBS GEOL 21080 All About the Oceans (3)    
  Geology (GEOL) electives, chosen from courses not listed above 1,2 12  
  1. Students must meet prerequisites for all courses chosen as Geology (GEOL) electives.
  2.  Maximum 3 credits hours of GEOL 40096 may be applied to the 12 elective credit hours.


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

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).