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Geological Sciences Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 40.0601 Geology/Earth Science, General)

Department of Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1350

Beata Csatho

Margarete Jadamec
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Geological Sciences Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Applications should be made after completion of the first introductory course, GLY 101 Natural Hazards OR GLY 102 Climate Change. A grade of C or better in that course and an overall average of at least 2.000 are required.

Academic Advice

To graduate, minimum GPA of 2.000 in all courses required for the degree.

Transfer Credit Policy

The Department of Geology has articulation agreements with several colleges in the region. Students should consult with the advisement office at their present college for more details. To request a transfer of credit for a geology course not listed at either advisement office, submit a request to the director of undergraduate studies along with a course description from the college catalog and a course syllabus.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

GLY 101 Natural Hazards OR GLY 102 Climate Change and GLY 105 Lab Natural Hazards and Climate Change: Past, Present & Future.

Required Courses

GLY 101 Natural Hazards OR GLY 102 Climate Change
GLY 105 Lab Natural Hazards and Climate Change: Past, Present & Future
GLY 205 Earth Materials
GLY 303 Geological Mapping Techniques & Communication

Four of the following courses, totaling a minimum of 15 credits:

  • GLY 308 - Introduction to Geochemistry
  • GLY 312 - Surface Processes and Hydrology
  • GLY 315 - Sedimentary Geology & Paleontology
  • GLY 325 - Geophysics
  • GLY 326 - Structural Geology/ Global Tectonics

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Geological Sciences Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate26

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:18