2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Geological Sciences Minor - Program Requirements

Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
716-645-3489
716-645-3999
www.geology.buffalo.edu
Beata Csatho
Chair
Jason Briner
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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 2.0 are required.

Academic Advice

To graduate, minimum GPA of 2.3 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 206 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 Credits Required for Minor/Certificateā€ƒ26

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 major requirements.

Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
716-645-3489
716-645-3999
www.geology.buffalo.edu
Beata Csatho
Chair
Jason Briner
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: September 21, 2018 10:33:31 AM