Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer

Math and Sciences: Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T in Geology) degree provides a path to students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus in Geology and serves the diverse needs of students who wish to obtain a broad and an in-depth understanding of the field. The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T in Geology) degree allows students to learn the fundamental principles and practices of Geology in order to create a solid foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational endeavors. The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T in Geology) degree also provides a solid preparation appropriate for a variety of scientific disciplines. The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree (AS-T in Geology) provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer, and students with the Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree (AS-T in Geology) will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T in Geology) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T in Geology) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand the unifying principles of physical and historical geology and have a working knowledge of the discipline’s diverse conceptual and methodological approaches.
  2. Students will understand the relevance of the scientific method and have a working knowledge of how the scientific method applies to the study and evaluation of physical and historical geologic principles.
  3. Students will be able to comprehend and explain the interrelationships between geology and the other scientific disciplines.

 

Required Core Courses Units
GEOL 101, Physical Geology 3
GEOL 101L, Physical Geology Lab 1
GEOL 102, Historical Geology 3
GEOL 102L, Historical Geology Laboratory 1
CHEM 110, General Chemistry 5
CHEM 120, General Chemistry 5
MATH 150, Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5
MATH 160, Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
CHEM 110, General Chemistry 5
MATH 150, Calculus and Analytical Geometry (CSU GE Area B4) 5
CSU GE requirement Area A2 (ENGL 101) 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
  Total 16
   
Second Semester Units
CHEM 120, General Chemistry 5
MATH 160, Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5
CSU GE requirement Area A1 (COMM 101 or COMM 103) 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
  Total 16
   
Third Semester Units
GEOL 101, Physical Geology (CSU GE Area B1) 3
GEOL 101L, Physical Geology Lab (CSU GE Area B3) 1
CSU GE requirement Area A3 3
CSU GE requirement Area E 3
*Electives 2
CSU GE requirement Area C1 3
  Total 15
   
Fourth Semester Units
GEOL 102, Historical Geology 3
GEOL 102L, Historical Geology Laboratory 1
CSU GE requirement Area C 3
CSU GE requirement Area C2 3
CSU GE requirement Area B2 3
  Total 13
  Degree Total 60

*Electives should be taken from other courses within the major or recommended course as noted.

Last updated: April 6, 2018