Find answers about the fundamental forces that made our planet.
Gain additional insights and a greater understanding of Earth by joining the Geology minor program.
- Program type:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
- Credit hours:
Why minor in geology?
Cutting-edge facilities and extensive hands-on experiences, including a five-week field camp, are hallmarks of UND's Geology program. By the time you finish the minor program, you'll have:
- A comprehensive understanding of geology
- Skills in modern geological techniques and instrumentation
- The ability to seek, analyze and present new information — all critical skills to find entry-level work.
Our faculty interests span the globe, and you may have the opportunity to follow them as you participate in joint research; projects in Antarctica as well as other remote locations are ongoing.
Where do geologist work?
Geology alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Center for Energy and Environment
- Big Rock Exploration, LLC
- Insight Environmental, Inc.
- North Dakota State Water Commission
UND Geology Program
The four-story, 70,000-square-foot Leonard Hall is specifically designed for geology and geoengineering.
Travel to exotic geological formations on 10-day spring break excursions with student clubs.
Network, travel and find other opportunities by joining clubs such as the Association of University of North Dakota Geologists or Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national geoscience honor society.
Access the largest geoscience library in the upper Midwest, which contains 100,000 maps and 50,000 volumes.
Geology Minor Courses
Leaders in Action
By visiting sites across North Dakota geology students can learn through hands-on experience.