Associate of Science in
Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T) Degree Crafton Hills College
If you care about the earth, are fascinated by the natural world, enjoy working outdoors, and like science, then geology is the program for you. Geology is the study of the earth, its structure, the materials from which it is made, its physical, chemical, and biological forces – and its 4.5 billion-year history.
What will I experience?
Explore earth phenomena such as energy, minerals, the environment, global warming, climate change, desertification, El Niño, and water resource issues
Learn about natural hazards like landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods
Learn the types of plate tectonic boundaries and their typical features, such as volcanoes and earthquakes
Understand the basic areas of Earth Science
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the types of plate tectonic boundaries and the typical features associated with those boundaries, such as volcanoes and earthquakes.
Utilize critical thinking skills to interpret, apply and evaluate an Earth Science topic, such as the concept of scale.
Students will be able to collect, analyze and interpret information and clearly articulate the results through their writing, speech, or other acceptable presentation styles.
Display knowledge in the basic areas of Earth Science that are appropriate to each Earth Science course.
What opportunities might it lead to?
An associate of science degree in geology is the foundation for four-year college studies in geography or geology. Advanced degrees often qualify for a career with natural resource companies, environmental companies, government agencies, and universities, either doing fieldwork or in laboratories, classrooms, or offices.
Geological and petroleum technician
Water and soil testing engineer
Science Writing and Editing