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Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree (AS-T in Geology) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Geology. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units; 2. the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district; 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; 5. earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (28 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
GEOL001APhysical Geology4 units
GEOL001BHistorical Geology4 units
CHEM001AGeneral Chemistry5 units
CHEM001BGeneral Chemistry5 units
MATH003ACalculus and Analytical Geometry5 units
MATH003BCalculus and Analytical Geometry5 units

Total Major Units: 28 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Use geological concepts to explain the physical planet, its change through time, and its influence on life through time.
  • Apply observational skills and the scientific method to address problems in geology.
Last Updated 7/19/23