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Geology Education (Minor)

Geological Sciences Undergrad Minor MIN

Variable Credit Min


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Program Requirements

This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.

When all the geology credit required for a minor is transferred from another school, at least one course in geology must be taken at BYU.

For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirement 1 — Complete 3 Courses

course - Physical Geology 4.0

course - Historical Geology 4.0

course - Teaching Methods & Instruction 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 8 hours

course - Dinosaurs 3.0

course - Geology of Planets 3.0

course - Field Studies 3.0

course - Mineralogy 4.0

course - Petrology 3.0

course - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy 3.0

course - Structural Geology 3.0

course - GeoMathematics 3.0

course - Geomorphology 3.0

course - Groundwater 3.0

course - Solid Earth Geophysics 3.0

course - Geochemistry 3.0

course - Petrography to Petrogenesis 3.0

course - Economic & Resource Geology 3.0

course - Paleontology 3.0

course - Isotope Geochemistry-Low Temp 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 Course

course - Sec Minor Student Teaching - You may take once 4.0