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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units
California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities
An Associate degree in Geological Science prepares the student for transfer to a baccalaureate institution for a four-year degree in Geology. While some jobs are available for technicians with Associate degrees in Geological Science, a Bachelor's degree in Geology is a minimum requirement for employment in exploratory geology, minerals management, and engineering.
Approximately 40% of geologists work for oil and gas companies, either in service or exploration. Some work for mining and quarrying companies, while others work as consultants or are self-employed. Government agencies provide employment opportunities with the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Geologic Survey, and Bureau of Reclamation.
Geology (AS) Requirements
|Additional recommended preparation (not required):||Units|
|MATH 241||Applied Calculus I||5 units|
|MATH 242||Applied Calculus II||3 units|
|PHYS 210||General Physics I||4 units|
|PHYS 220||General Physics II||4 units|
|MATH 251||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||5 units|
|MATH 252||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||5 units|
|PHYS 250||Physics with Calculus I||4 units|
|PHYS 260||Physics with Calculus II||4 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.