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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

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

OR

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

 

CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

GOL 101Physical Geology

4 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

GOL 103Environmental Geology: Aspects of Global Hazards and Change

3 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

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

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

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

5 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

PHY 102General 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Geology courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
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