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 school to earn a degree in geology, geophysics, or similarly named earth science field. This program includes eight units of geology course work, two semesters of chemistry, and a two semesters of calculus. Although it is not required, students are also encouraged to take two semesters of physics that is typically required for 4-year degree in geology.