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About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Geological Sciences aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Earth and Planetary sciences along with their formative and evolutionary processes. We train students to excel in the geoscience workforce and create sustainable solutions to societal needs.


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Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in geography with a specialization in environmental geosciences are not eligible to receive this minor. All students should consult the undergraduate advisor.

A minimum of nine credits must be completed at UF and nine credits must be at the 3000/4000 level. No more than one credit of independent study will be accepted. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

GLY 2100CHistorical Geology4
or GLY 3105C Evolution of Earth and Life
GLY 3202C
GLY 1150L
Earth Materials
and Florida Geology Laboratory
GLY courses (3000/4000 level)6
Approved elective3
Total Credits17


Approved Electives

ESC 1000Introduction to Earth Science3
GLY 1000Exploring the Geological Sciences3
GLY 1102Age of Dinosaurs3
GLY 1880Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Other Hazards3
GLY 2010CPhysical Geology4
GLY 2030CEnvironmental and Engineering Geology3
GLY 2038Sustainability and the Changing Earth3
OCE 1001Introduction to Oceanography3