About the Program

From climate change to the energy crisis, our planet faces major problems which Geoscience professionals are uniquely qualified to help solve. Geology is the study of the Earth, its history, and the scientific processes that have occurred over time to shape it. Geologists are tasked with expanding our understanding of the Earth, from crust to core, and identifying solutions to important problems, like how to protect and sustain our natural resources. Career opportunities in geology exist in the public sector and in private industries, like mining. Geologists often split their days between the laboratory and the field, looking for new mineral deposits, identifying sources of water pollution, or investigating natural disasters like earthquakes and landslides. They can also be found in offices, helping to shape environmental policy. Civil engineer, hydrologist, and environmental field technician are just a few of the professional roles in this hands-on field.

In an associate program in Geology, you will explore physical and historical geology, chemistry, and physics. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geosciences, or Earth Sciences.

Students should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.

Program Information

Courses Offered:
In Person & Online

Program Length:
4 Semesters

Award/Program Credits:

Knowledge & Skills
  • Observation of Earth’s physical features
  • Map interpretation
  • Data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Data presentation
  • Scientific methodology
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
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