Geology

Curriculum SCI.GOL.AS (U230A33)

The geological sciences are fundamentally the study of Earth, its crust and global internal structure, ocean basins, continents, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciers and other surface features. Geology also is concerned with the history of the planet, the origin and evolution of the continents, seas and life. Employment opportunities for the geologist are found with state and federal agencies and private engineering firms concerned with land use, geologic hazards, hazardous waste disposal and the management of important resources such as oil, gas, coal, water and various minerals.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ANT 101

Introduction to Anthropology or

 

 

ANT 103

Cultural Anthropology

3

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

 

GOL 101

Physical Geology

4

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I1

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

 

GOL 103

Environmental Geology: Aspects of Global Hazards and Change

3

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II1

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

#

MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Fine Arts2

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

PHY 102

General Physics (Elect., Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)

5

 

 

General education/Humanities2

3

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science23

3

 

 

 

15

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

37-41

Geology courses or other electives for AS degree

19-23

See GOL course descriptions.

1Grade of 'C' or better is an IAI requirement.

2One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists. ANT 101◊ and ANT 103◊ meet this requirement.

3Because most careers in Geology are reliant on the economics of natural resources, a choice from ECO 102◊ or ECO 103◊ is recommended, but not required, to fill one of the Social and Behavioral Science requirements.

Note: See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses.

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