College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Minor in Geoscience
The Minor in Geoscience requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Earth and Environmental Sciences courses, including 12 s.h. in advanced-level courses offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Iowa. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. EES:2410 Mineralogy and all Earth and Environmental Sciences courses numbered 100 and above are considered advanced for the minor.
College-level courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology usually are required as collateral work for Earth and Environmental Sciences students. Those seeking a Minor in Geoscience should be sufficiently prepared in the areas of supporting sciences before they take advanced courses in geoscience.
Recommended advanced courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences that deal with important areas of earth materials and earth processes are as follows.
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester Hours|
|EES:3020||Earth Surface Processes||3 s.h.|
|EES:3070||Marine Ecosystems and Conservation||3 s.h.|
|EES:3080||Introduction to Oceanography||2 s.h.|
|EES:1115||Big Ideas: The History and Science of Oil||3 s.h.|
|EES:3210||Principles of Paleontology||3 s.h.|
|EES:3300||Sedimentary Geology||4 s.h.|
|EES:3360||Soil Genesis and Geomorphology||3 s.h.|
|EES:3380||Fluvial Geomorphology||3 s.h.|
|EES:3390||Integrated Watershed Analysis||3 s.h.|
|EES:3500||Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (previously 012:052)||4 s.h.|
|EES:3840||Structural Geology (previously 012:092)||4 s.h.|
|EES:4490||Elements of Geochemistry||3 s.h.|
|EES:4790||Engineering Geology||3 s.h.|
|EES:4800||Survey of Geophysical Methods||3 s.h.|
|EES:2831||Geologic Field Methods (previously 012:093)||3 s.h.|