Academic minors are offered in geography (18 hours) and in geology (18 hours). At least nine of the hours needed for the minor must be taken at UMKC. The minor programs are sufficiently flexible to enable students with diverse backgrounds to choose relevant coursework from the department's offerings. The programs are structured to ensure that students gain an appreciation of the breadth of the minor field. The minor should be declared as early as possible, but not later than the beginning of the student's senior year. Up to eight hours of coursework may simultaneously count in both the major and minor areas, where applicable. This applies to departmental and non-departmental students.
Undergraduate Minor in Geography
A minor in geography may be obtained with a minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework in this discipline (at least nine of which must be at the 300- and 400-level).
Either ENV-SCI 110R Understanding the Earth (5 hours with lab) -or- GEOG 105 Introduction to the Elements of Geography (3 hours) is required.
Note: GEOG 398, GEOG 417, GEOG 489 and GEOG 499WI do not count as credit in a minor program in geography.
Undergraduate Minor in Geology
A minor in geology may be obtained with a minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework in this discipline (at least nine of which must be at the 300- and 400-level).
GEOLOGY 220 General Geology (5 hours with lab) -and- GEOLOGY 250 Field Methods(Campus) (3hours) -or- GEOLOGY 251 Field Methods(Off-campus) (3 hours) are required.
Note: GEOLOGY 398, GEOLOGY 417 and GEOLOGY 499WI do not count as credit in a minor program in geology.