The geology minor is designed to produce graduates who have an understanding of geology that they can dovetail with their major. The Caribbean region is affected by serious issues that have a multidisciplinary aspect, including the search for natural resources, water supply, natural disasters and road construction and development. Many disciplines overlap with geology (geography, civil engineering, environmental science, geophysics) and the geology minor is designed to provide both a basic understanding of geological concepts (Level I courses), and then develop specializations at Levels II and III that would dovetail with the graduate’s major.
At Level I students acquire a basic understanding of geology theory and practice. At levels II and III, students can select a series of courses that allows for their specialization with more advanced and applied courses at Level III being developed from groundwork courses at Level II.
An understanding of geology dovetails with many disciplines including geophysics, geochemistry, and civil engineering. Many disciplines require that graduates have a basic theoretical and practical knowledge of geology. The geology minor is designed for flexibility providing students with a basic understanding of geological concepts at level I, and the choice to develop areas of specialization at levels II and III.
GEOL1101 Earth Science 1: Earth Materials and Plate Tectonics
GEOL1102 Earth Science 2: Earth Processes and Earth History
GEOL1003 Earth Science 3: Minerals and Mineral Deposits
GEOL1104 Earth Science 4: Geological maps & Environmental Geology
2 or 3 courses from
GEOL2202 Sedimentary Geology
GEOL2203 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
GGEO2233 Water Resources
2 or 3 courses from
GEOL3103 Advanced Hydrogeology
GEOL3104 Sedimentology and Facies Analysis
GEOL3105 Petroleum Geology
GEOL3106 Engineering Geology
GEOL3107 Geophysics and Seismicity
GGEO3332 Disaster Management