Offered by the Department of Geosciences
Associate Professor Demchak (chairperson)
Assistant Professor Kennedy, Kopf, Shears, Stocks
Instructors Dillon, Guignard, Dom
The Geology minor is a valuable option for students interested in the environment. It is especially appropriate for those who wish to work for government agencies, environmental consulting firms, mining and oil / natural gas companies, parks and recreations providers.
We are here to teach. Excellence in education is a priority for us. We pledge to provide a substantive, up-to-date curriculum for each of our programs. And we will ensure that out students graduate with practical, applied skills that supplement their more general knowledge base.
We are here to learn. Geography and geology are dynamic disciplines whose insights and techniques are continually changing. It is incumbent upon us to grow with our discipline.
We are here to serve. We serve students by providing a broad range of general education classes. We serve our majors by providing guidance and interaction in a supportive atmosphere. We serve the University by membership on committees and by advising student organizations. And we serve the community by providing input to local organizations and government agencies.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Students will produce and interpret maps, images, charts and other graphic data
- Students will evaluate the dynamics of and interactions between the four basic components of the Earth’s physical system: atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
- Students will evaluate how human actions impact the environment on local, regional and global scales
- Students will develop, investigate and present a research problem