The Geology program focuses on identifying earth materials and use of geologic maps, stratigraphic sections, remote sensing imagery, and plate tectonic concepts, then using these techniques and theory to model real-world applications.

Core Geology classes include:

  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology

Related electives include:

  • Physics
  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Field Geology (ESC 35 classes)
Geology Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:
Associate's Level
Bachelor's Level
Master's/Doctorate Level
Hydrologic Technician (HydroTec) Secondary Education (w/credential) Certified Engineer Geologist
Geologic Technician (GeoTech) Cartographer (maps) Conservation Officer
Surveying Technician Planning & Development Surveyor Geotechnical Engineer
GIS/Geospacial Technician GIS Technician/Analyst Petroleum Engineer
  Environmental Consultant Certified Hydrologist
    College Professor


Students successfully completing the Geology Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Geology or a related field. This AS-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see  for details. UC transfer is streamlined by following a  UC Transfer Pathway . Please see a counselor for your best major prep and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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