Associate Degree in
AS Degree Geology for Transfer College of the Redwoods
Geology is the study of Earth using scientific methodology and observation to understand the processes and phenomena that shape the planet over time. It is an interdisciplinary approach that uses the fundamental concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics to investigate landforms and the internal processes of Earth. The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree provides a student with the general requirements for transferring to a CSU or other four-year institution to earn a degree in geology, geophysics, or similarly named earth science field. This program includes eight units of geology coursework, two semesters of chemistry, and two semesters of calculus. Although it is not required, students are also encouraged to take two semesters of physics that are typically required for a baccalaureate degree in Geology.
This Associate Degree for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in this discipline at a CSU campus. Completing this degree allows students to fulfill lower-division major requirements at a community college and guarantee transfer with junior status to the CSU system.