Geology – Associate in Science Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1914.00

The Associate in Science Degree in Geology for Transfer provides a foundation in the physical sciences necessary for continued training at the upper division level for geology majors. It is a starting point for students who are preparing for careers in education, geoscience research, and government, where scientific and technical skills are in great demand.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001–099. Students must complete a minimum of 28 units, as set forth below. Additional CSU transferable units may be used to reach the 60 unit maximum for the degree if necessary.

The Associate in Science Degree in Geology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional PCC graduation requirements.)

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical structure and morphology of the earth and operation of earth systems through the plate tectonic paradigm.
  2. Articulate the general physical and biological history of the Earth through time.
  3. Identify and classify earth materials, and demonstrate an understanding of their chemical makeup.

Associate in Science Degree in Geology for Transfer

Required Core
GEOL 001PHYSICAL GEOLOGY4
GEOL 002HISTORICAL GEOLOGY4
CHEM 001AGENERAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS I5
CHEM 001BGENERAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS5
MATH 005ASINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS I5
MATH 005BSINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II5
Required Subtotal28
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree