Geology

Examine the earth's physical structures and substance, its complex and diverse history, and the forces acting on it.

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A strong core of comprehensive geology courses prepares students for further study in a variety of earth sciences, including geosciences, geophysics, and oceanography.

We call planet earth our home. We utilize and depend on its resources, we stare in awe at its grandeur, and we often are humbled by its powerful forces. Throughout human history, man has been profoundly affected by geology processes.

Geology Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Science
Emphasis: Geology, Environmental Geo-sciences, Geophysics, Oceanography
 

Fall Quarter

  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/Lab I - 6 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology

Winter Quarter

  • CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/Lab II - 6 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking* - 5 credits
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/Lab III - 6 credits
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits

* Some four-year institutions require physics with calculus.

Fall Quarter

  • GEOL& 102 Physical Geology II OCEA& 101 Introduction to Oceanography - 5 credits
  • PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I** - 5 credits
  • Humanities OR Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • GEOL& 103 Historical Geology w/Lab - 5 credits
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics OR MATH& 163 Calculus III - 5 credits
  • PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II** - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III** - 5 credits
  • GEOL 108 Natural Hazards & Catastrophes OR GEOL& 208 Geology of the Pacific Northwest - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

** Although the Biology (for majors) sequence can be substituted to complete your AS degree, most baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus sequence.

CONTACT

Christian Bruhn (he/him/his)
Dean of Instruction – Arts & Sciences
Office: WSC 118-A
360-623-8364
Email Christian Bruhn