Wichita State's minor in geology will equip you with valuable knowledge you can use in many majors and careers—from biology and chemistry to anthropology and environmental science—in addition to fulfilling general education requirements.

Learn how geology is the right fit for you.

Student studying a fossil.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Field study gives Shocker students practical experience

Geology students can gain hands-on expereince before graduation.

Eighteen undergraduates from the Geology Department spent three weeks in Wyoming as part of Geology Field Camp, an intensive, four-week capstone course in the Bighorn Basin and Yellowstone region. 

Students had the opportunity to combine classroom lessons with field experience in sedimentology, mineralogy and structural geology. They also learned how to map and interpret rocks, which involved critical thinking and communication skills.


To complete the 15-credit-hour geology minor, you'll choose from two basic courses: Earth Science and the Environment (with lab) or General Geology. Then, you'll select from at least 11 additional credit hours of geology courses, based on your interests.


A degree in geology from Wichita State opens doors to employment in government, private industry and education—and prepares you for advanced study in any field of geoscience or environmental science.

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