Department of Geosciences
Minor in Geosciences
PLEASE NOTE: The University of Maine Board of Trustees has eliminated this department. Currently enrolled students with questions should contact the Dean of CSTH for more information.
The minor in Geosciences can be a logical and relevant addition for those majoring in Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Engineering. We encourage any student with a strong interest in Geoscience to consider the minor.
A minimum of 17 credits of GEY courses are required, including an introductory lecture, an introductory lab, and 13 additional credits of GEY electives, 10 of which must be numbered 200 or higher. The minor is normally taken by individuals majoring in related sciences who desire a more complete understanding of their science as it relates to earth processes. Appropriate subdisciplines in geosciences are archaeological geology, geobiology, geochemistry, environmental science, geophysics, medical geology and public policy issues as they relate to earth sciences and natural hazards.