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Geological Sciences Minor

D Earth & Environmental Sci
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth, 229 Heller Hall, 1114 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-7239; fax: 218-726-7218)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2021. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Students interested in Geological Sciences Minor see Earth Sciences Minor.
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 0
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The geological sciences graduate program includes areas of economic geology, geophysics, glacial geology and geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, isotope and aqueous geochemistry, limnogeology, paleoclimatology, planetary geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, surface processes, and structure-tectonics. Several of these areas are strengthened by collaboration with the Large Lakes Observatory, the Natural Resources Research Institute, and the Precambrian Research Center.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A master's minor requires at least 6 credits. Coursework is chosen in consultation with the student's adviser and the director of graduate studies in geological sciences.
Required Coursework (6 cr)
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GEOL 5xxx
· GEOL 8xxx
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