2004 - 2005 Catalog

Programs of Study

Geology

Geology trains individuals in the physical aspects and history of the earth.  These individuals are then able to locate natural resources such as petroleum and minerals and work in laboratories. They also advise construction companies and government agencies. Some administer and manage research and exploration programs; others work in environmental research. Geologists also work in related fields such as drafting, engineering technology, petroleum engineering, surveying, and science teaching.  Geologists, in general, are analytical, curious, able to work as a team, and are required to communicate effectively.

Associate Degree

Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information regarding general education, unit, and scholarship requirements. Completion of the following program requirements, in addition to the general education and college requirements, qualifies the student for an associate degree.

Course Number

Title

Units

GEOL 1

Physical Geology

4

GEOL 3

Historical Geology

4

Plus (10) ten units from the list below:

Course Number

Title

Units

CHEM 1A

College Chemistry I

5

CHEM 1B

General Chemistry II

5

CHEM 2A/B

Introductory Chemistry

8

* PHYS 2A

Mechanics and Thermodynamics

4

* PHYS 2B

Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics

4

* PHYS 4A

Classical Mechanics

4

* PHYS 4B

Electricity, Magnetism, & Waves

4

* PHYS 4C

Thermodynamics, Optics & Modern Physics

4

 

TOTAL

18

* This course is offered infrequently.

Transfer
Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they eventually wish to transfer should use the college catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining the first two years of their program.

Courses recommended for those students pursuing a B.A. degree in Geology. 

Course Number

Title

Units

CHEM 2AB

Introductory Chemistry

8

GEOL 1

Physical Geology

4

GEOL 3

Historical Geology

4

* PHYS 2A

Mechanics and Thermodynamics

4

* PHYS 2B

Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics

4

 

  TOTAL

24

* This course is offered infrequently. 

Recommended Electives: BIO 20, CIS 15

Courses recommended for those students pursuing a B.S. degree in Geology.

Course Number

Title

Units

CHEM 1A

General Chemistry I

5

CHEM 1B

General Chemistry II

5

GEOL 1

Physical Geology

4

GEOL 3

Historical Geology

4

MATH 1A

Introduction to Calculus

5

MATH 1B

Calculus with Applications

5

* PHYS 4A

Classical Mechanics

4

* PHYS 4B

Electricity, Magnetism, & Waves

4

* PHYS 4C

Thermodynamics, Optics & Modern Physics

4

 

   TOTAL

40

* This course is offered infrequently.
Recommended Electives: BIO 20, CIS 15

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.

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