The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (Geology AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
A student graduating with an Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer may transfer to a CSU campus to complete a bachelor's degree in Geology, Geoscience, Earth Science, or a similar program.
To earn a Geology AS-T degree, students must complete:
- Certified 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-CSU) 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 on transfer courses.
- Obtainment of a "C" grade or better, or "P," in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. Although a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students take the course for a letter grade (A, B, or C) due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residency at the college granting the degree.
|GEOL V02||Physical Geology||3|
|GEOL V02L||Physical Geology Laboratory||1|
|GEOL V03||Historical Geology||3|
|GEOL V03L||Historical Geology Laboratory||1|
|CHEM V01A||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM V01AL||General Chemistry I Laboratory||2|
|CHEM V01B||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM V01BL||General Chemistry II Laboratory||2|
|MATH V21A||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||5|
|MATH V21B||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||5|
|CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern||37-39|
|Electives (CSU transferrable units to reach 60)||0-2|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Employ vocabulary of the subject studied.
- Apply lessons from the past or learned knowledge to new situations.
- Recognize and explain the role of fundamental geologic principles, such as plate tectonics theory and deep time.
- Apply principles of scientific reasoning to solve and defend logical hypotheses to explain observed phenomena.