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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Geology: Associate of Science concentration in Geology


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Geology is the study of the earth. It is a field of study that involves the nature and properties of the materials composing the earth, the processes that continuously change the Earth, and the history and development of the earth during its 4.6 billion year history. The study of geology offers unusual opportunities to integrate knowledge from many disciplines in trying to understand natural earth phenomena.

Students who choose the Associate of Science concentration in geology typically do so in order to increase their understanding of our natural environment and to gain the geologic knowledge and skills that can be applied to a professional career in natural resource exploration, resource development and management, environmental geology, teaching, and/or research.

Palo Alto College has signed 2 + 2 articulation agreements with area colleges and universities. Students following these degree plans should consult with a faculty advisor for guidance.
 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)


Communications (10) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (20) Core - 1 course (4 credit hours)


Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core 

Creative Arts (50) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Creative Arts (50) Core 

American History (60) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the American History (60) Core 

Government/Political Science (70) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the Government/Political Science (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Additional Communications (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (90) Core 

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core 

Additional Requirements (15 credit hours)


NOTES:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
Recommended Additional Courses:
PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102 – General Physics II Lecture/Lab (Also listed as PHYS 1402 General Physics II)
**Please note that most universities will transfer up to 66 credit hours.
Degree plan aligns with UTSA.  Students transferring to Trinity University should check with Admissions at Trinity University.
# Course not offered at Palo Alto College
CIP Code: 40.0601
Major Code: GEOL

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