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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Geology, AS with Designation

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Additional information available on the Geology Department website.

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This program provides basic preparation in geology for students planning to transfer at the junior level. A study of geology leads to careers in a variety of sub-disciplines such as earth science teaching, petroleum geology, economic geology, mining geology, paleontology, and construction geology. Because of the location of the college in the southern Rockies, field experience is emphasized in all of the offerings.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Geology degree program, students should be able to:

  • Explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  • Convert information into and between various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  • Select or develop elements of the methodology or theoretical framework to solve problems
  • Examine evidence to identify patterns, differences, similarities, limitations, and/or implications related to the focus
  • Utilize multiple representations to interpret the data
  • State a conclusion based on findings

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Science Degrees, AS .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Five (5) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Ten (10) credit hours

Additional Required Courses

Twenty-three (23) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


One (1) credit hour selected from the AS approved course list can be found at Approved Elective Course List for AS Degrees 

Total Credit Hours: 60

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