The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree prepares
students for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a
baccalaureate degree in a geoscience major. Geoscientists find
employment with environmental companies that clean up and monitor
pollution problems. Geotechnical companies also employ geoscientists to
evaluate risk from earthquakes, landslides, and other geological
hazards. Oil and mining companies employ geoscientists to find new
resources. The federal, state, county, and city governments also employ
geoscientists for many of the same functions, as well as for geoscience
research, and to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
Universities, colleges, and museums offer opportunities for teaching
completion of the Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer
guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University
system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in geology or a related field.
While it does not guarantee the student acceptance to the University of
California system, it does provide the major preparation needed by
geology students transferring to a University of California campus in
geology or related fields.
are encouraged to take additional articulated major preparation courses
prior to transfer such as, PHYC 250A and 250B and BIOL 211. While these
additional courses are not required for this degree, completion of
these courses will better prepare students for upper-division Geology
courses at a CSU or a UC. It is highly recommended that students meet
with an SCC counselor to discuss possible courses for major preparation
for either the CSU system or the UC system, because CSU campuses do not
all have identical requirements, and CSU requirements are also not
identical to UC requirements.