University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Apr 01, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Geological Sciences, Minor

Undergraduate programs in Geological Sciences are focused on learning about the major earth systems and the geologic processes that create and shape them. Study of geologic systems includes coursework to develop an in-depth understanding of earth surface processes, earth materials and geochemistry, structure and tectonics, rock forming processes and paleoecology. Skills in interpreting geological data are gained through work in the classroom, laboratory, computer simulations, and in the field. 

Contact Information

Geological Sciences and Engineering Department
401 Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering
(775) 784-6050

I. Program Requirements (19 units)

The following courses are recommended for students seeking a degree with a minor in Geological Sciences. These students must select a minor-program advisor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and must have their program approved.

C. Geological Sciences Elective (9 units)

Choose 300-400 level courses in GEOL, GE, or GPH in consultation with your advisor to fulfill this requirement.