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The following Geology degrees are offered:

DEGREE
A.S. — Geology

Required Program (units)
CHEM 400    General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 401    General Chemistry (5)
GEOL 300    Physical Geology (3)
GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
GEOL 310    Historical Geology (3)
GEOL 311    Historical Geology Laboratory (1)
MATH 400    Calculus I (5)
MATH 401    Calculus II (5)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 28

This A.S. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

This degree is designed to meet common lower division requirements for a major in geology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the scientific method by designing a valid scientific inquiry.
- differentiate between scientifically-derived knowledge, myth, and conjecture in professional or everyday encounters with information.
- apply acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities toward successful completion of geology coursework at transfer institutions.
- cbserve and accurately interpret the mechanics, rate and scale of simple geologic processes.
- clearly communicate geologic information, both orally and in written form, to diverse audiences.
- evaluate and analyze contemporary geologic problems including the implications of human activities on geologic resources.
- accurately employ geologic terminology, earth development theories and techniques as a foundation for investigating more complex scientific matters.


DEGREE
AS-T - Geology

Required Program (Units)
GEOL 300    Physical Geology (3)
GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
GEOL 310    Historical Geology (3)
GEOL 311    Historical Geology Laboratory (1)
CHEM 400    General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 401    General Chemistry (5)
MATH 400    Calculus I (5)
MATH 401    Calculus II (5)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 28

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Geology at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
-  evaluate new and accepted ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology.
-  articulate orally and/or in writing the importance of continuous examination and modification of accepted ideas as a fundamental element in the progress of science.
-  sort, arrange, and quantify objects using the international system of measurement (metric) as the standard.
-  analyze a wide variety of natural phenomena geological using basic definitions and fundamental theories of natural science.
-  compare the scales at which geologic processes work.
-  apply knowledge of current geologic processes to the understanding of Earth's past geologic history.

Updated 06/09/15

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