Geology is the study of the Earth, its substances, shapes, processes and history; It is the study of rocks, minerals, and soil; Geology is the study of the structure of planets or of a
specific physical area; It is the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them; Geology is also the study of the organisms which inhabit
planets and how the organisms have changed over time.
Careers in geology can be interesting and rewarding and can be centered in a variety of settings including: natural resource companies, environmental consulting companies, local and state
government agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and offices. Geology work can involve planning and evaluating excavations, construction sites, environmental remediation
projects, and natural disaster preparedness; locating natural resources; or studying natural resources. Specific kinds of geology work can involve any of the following: field work, laboratory
work, teaching, writing reports, generating calculations, mapping, or computer work.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for Geology. The Associate of Science requires 64-66 credits over 4 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.