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Geology, Minor

Geology minors at Saint Louis University explore the field-oriented science by mapping and analyzing rocks, deciphering the Earth’s history from the rock record, locating natural resources, identifying natural and man-made hazards, and understanding Earth’s natural processes. 

Students who minor in geology at SLU study the Earth as they investigate and try to understand geological phenomenons like volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, erosion and plate tectonics.

Required Courses
EAS 1430
EAS 1435
Introduction to the Solid Earth
and Introduction to the Solid Earth Lab
4
EAS 1030Earth's Dynamic Environment II3
EAS 1455Intro to Oceanography Lab1
EAS 2200
EAS 2205
Mineralogy
and Mineralogy Lab
4
EAS 2400Field Techniques in the Geosciences3
Minor Elective Courses
Select six to eight credits of the following:6-8
EAS 1140
Earth History
EAS 2420
Computer Applications in Earth Science
EAS 4050
Petrology
EAS 4060
Petrology Lab
EAS 4100
Surface Processes
EAS 4300
Structural Geology
EAS 4310
Structural Geology Laboratory
EAS 4370
Earth Dynamics
Total Credits21-23

Continuation Standards

Students with a minor in geology must maintain a 2.00 GPA in their minor coursework.