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.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

GOL 101

Physical Geology

4

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MAT 111

Pre-Calculus

5

 

 

General education and/or electives

6

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

 

GOL 102

Historical Geology

4

 

 

General education and/or electives

12

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5

 

 

General education and/or electives

6

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

#

PHY 102

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

5

 

 

General education and/or electives

7

 

 

 

17

Suggested electives:

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Geology courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See GOL course descriptions.

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