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Geology, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AST_GEOL
Control Number: 38603

The Geology Associate in Science for Transfer is designed to foster in students an understanding of the Earth: the processes that affect its surface and interior, its formation and evolution through time, and its functioning as the physical environment for the living world. Geology students build critical thinking, research, and knowledge application skills that are useful in a variety of fields.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate scientific concepts effectively in written and/or oral forms
  2. Find, select, and evaluate scientific information present in primary research literature, mass media, online, or other sources.
  3. Design and apply the process of science to address a hypothesis in a laboratory setting.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Course Title Units
Required Courses for the Major
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C105LGeology Lab1
GEOL C185Historical Geology3
GEOL C185LHistorical Geology Lab1
CHEM C180General Chemistry A4
CHEM C180LGeneral Chemistry A Lab1
CHEM C185General Chemistry B4
CHEM C185LGeneral Chemistry B Lab1
MATH C180Calculus 15
MATH C185Calculus 25
Total Required for the Major28
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units
Total Units60

Geology ADT Program Map

This program map is a recommended example of all major (program) requirements as well as general education requirements for two-year completion or transfer. This path may be altered to fit your individual academic needs. These two-year program maps were created by program faculty and counselors and demonstrate a recommended path to completion. Students are advised to meet with a Coastline Counselor for individualized program planning.

Your Path to Success

Follow this path to earn your ADT in Geology in 2 years.

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Course Title Units
1st Semester
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
COUN C105Strategies for College Success3
MUS C100History and Appreciation of Music3
MATH C180Calculus 15
2nd Semester
CMST C110Public Speaking3
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
MATH C185Calculus 25
3rd Semester
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
HIST C175United States History since 18763
CHEM C180General Chemistry A4
CHEM C180LGeneral Chemistry A Lab1
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C105LGeology Lab1
4th Semester
PHIL C120Ethics3
PSCI C180American Government3
CHEM C185General Chemistry B4
GEOL C185Historical Geology3
GEOL C185LHistorical Geology Lab1