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Geology

Do you enjoy looking at rocks and minerals? Are you fascinated by fossils and the evolution of Earth and life? Did you know that geologists are responsible for discovering the materials used in our modern technologies?  The geology program will provide students with the skills to discover, recognize and use the Earth’s natural resources to promote the quality of human life. Students will study Earth’s composition, history, surface processes, and internal workings. Study of geology leads to careers ranging from hydrologist, petroleum geologist, seismologist and volcanologist.

Students in the Geology program earn the Associate of Science, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior. Courses are available in-person (day and evening) and online. Most students take a combination of in-person and online or hybrid courses to complete their Geology studies. 

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Science degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit. 

Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Science degree for Geology students is $5,160. This includes tuition and course fees for all courses required for the transfer degree. Books and course fees in other classes outside of the program are not calculated. However, to assist our students, many courses utilize Open Educational Resources and/or low cost textbooks to minimize textbook costs.

Program Code

8600  Associate of Science (AS), Pre-Majors/Transfer

Program Curriculum

  • Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year
Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • GEOS Club

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.