Geology Department

Geology Degrees and Certificates

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

Geology for Transfer A.S. Degree (AS-T) (PDF) - Students will acquire fundamental knowledge of geology as well as laboratory and field experience and be better prepared for seamless transfer into baccalaureate programs in geosciences at CSU. In addition, this degree will facilitate their careers in academic research, natural resource exploration, hydrology, environmental remediation, climate studies, natural hazard assessment, state and federal regulation, hazardous materials disposal, and industries such as geotechnical engineering and computer mapping (GIS).

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

Geology A.S. Degree (PDF) - Designed to prepare students for studying Geology at most universities. The core courses required in the Associate in Science in Geology will fulfill the lower division requirements for most campuses of the UC and CSU systems. This program will enable students to develop a strong foundation in geology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Furthermore, the theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills acquired by students in this program will also enhance their success with obtaining entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level science and math.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Natural Science: Physical Science Emphasis A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to enable students to develop a strong foundation in the physical sciences. Furthermore, the theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills acquired by students in this emphasis will also enhance their success with obtaining entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level physical science and laboratory skills.

Certificates of Accomplishment

  • Geology Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Signifies that students have received basic knowledge in geological sciences and skills, which facilitate paraprofessional employment such as geological technician and geological field assistant. It also provides a good foundation for continued study in the field of geology.
  • Paleobiology / Natural History Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Signifies that students have received basic knowledge in natural sciences and skills, which facilitate paraprofessional employment such as geological/biological field assistant and field naturalist. It also provides a good foundation for continued study in a broad variety of scientific fields including Biology, Geology, and Paleontology.
  • Physical Science Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Awarded for studies of the physical world from the very small to the infinite. Upon completion of this certificate students will have investigated such phenomena as light, energy, the states of matter, chemical reactions, the formation of planet earth, and its place in the universe. This certificate provides an excellent foundation for further studies in science education and other fields.

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

Apply for a Degree or Certificates

Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.

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