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Geology, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer


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