Curriculum Guides 2004-2005
(Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2004-2005 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

AS Degree: Transfer Major

The Associate of Science Transfer Degree in Geology offered by Ohlone College is designed to prepare students for studying Geology at most universities. The core courses required in the AS Degree 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.

Since some curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities, it is imperative that students entering Ohlone's AS degree program in Geology meet with a counselor at the start of their academic work. Counselors will assist students in preparing a Student Education Plan that will prepare them to transfer to the university of their choice. Counselors will also advise students on the general education plan that best prepares them for future transfer.

Requirements for AS Degree:

  1. Complete the Major Field courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.
  5. Complete at least 50% of the Major Field courses at Ohlone College.
  6. Complete GEOL-101/101L, GEOL-102/102L, and GEOL-103/103L at Ohlone College.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
CHEM-101A General Chemistry 5
CHEM-101B General Chemistry 5
GEOL-101 Introduction to Geology 3
GEOL-101L Physical Geology Laboratory 1
MATH-101A Calculus with Analytical Geometry 5
MATH-101B Calculus with Analytical Geometry 5
MATH-101C Calculus with Analytical Geometry 5
PHYS-140 Mechanics 4

Select one of the following course combinations: 4 units

Number Title Units
GEOL-102 Introduction to Oceanography AND (3)
GEOL-102L Oceanography Laboratory OR (1)
GEOL-103 Paleontology and Dinosaurs AND (3)
GEOL-103L Paleontology Laboratory (1)

Select one of the following Physics Courses: 4 units

Number Title Units
PHYS-141 Electricity and Magnetism OR 4
PHYS-142 Optics, Heat, and Modern Physics (4)

Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended because they are required in the lower division of some baccalaureate-granting universities:

Recommended Courses
Number Title Units
BIOL-101A Principles of Biology–Molecular and Cellular (5)
BIOL-101B Principles of Biology–Organisms and Systems (5)
MATH-103 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
MATH-104 Differential Equations (5)
MATH-159 Elements of Statistics and Probability (5)

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