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Geology, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.GOL.AS (U230A33)

The geological sciences are fundamentally the study of Earth, its crust and global internal structure, ocean basins, continents, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciers and other surface features. Geology also is concerned with the history of the planet, the origin and evolution of the continents, seas and life. Employment opportunities for the geologist are found with state and federal agencies and private engineering firms concerned with land use, geologic hazards, hazardous waste disposal and the management of important resources such as oil, gas, coal, water and various minerals.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Geology) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • hypothesize the origins of geographic landforms ;
  • identify geologic specimens;
  • discriminate the origin of different geologic specimens;
  • construct predictions of the future based on past geologic events;
  • demonstrate the importance of natural resources for society; and
  • recommend mitigation strategies for natural hazards.

Semester One

ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

OR

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

 

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

GOL 101Physical Geology

4 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

CHM 141 #General Chemistry II

5 credits

GOL 103Environmental Geology: Aspects of Global Hazards and Change

3 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊: Grade of 'C' or higher is an IAI requirement.

Semester Three

MAT 133 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5 credits

PHY 101 #General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

PHY 102 #General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)

5 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education/Fine Arts, General Education/Humanities, Behavioral Science: One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists. ANT 101◊ and ANT 103◊ meet this requirement.

Behavioral science: Because most careers in Geology are reliant on the economics of natural resources, a choice from ECO 102◊ or ECO 103◊ is recommended, but not required, to fill one of the Social and Behavioral Science requirements.

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Geology courses or other electives for AS degree

Total Credit Hours:19-23

See GOL course descriptions.

Note: See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu