Geology Associate of Science Transfer Degree
The Associate of Geology for Transfer (AS-T) in Geology is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn this Geology AS-T degree students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with grades of C or better;
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU-GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Geology should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|GEOL 101||Introduction to Physical Geology||3|
|GEOL 111||Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory||1|
|GEOL 112||Historical Geology||4|
|CHEM 150||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 151||General Chemistry II||5|
|MATH 250||Single Variable Calculus I||4|
|MATH 251||Single Variable Calculus II||4|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||6|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||0-3|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Have an understanding of the significance of Plate Tectonics in the overall picture of geologic processes
- Appreciate the magnitude of geologic time in explaining how the earth has changed over the course of geologic history
- Recognize important rock-forming minerals; both as mineral samples and as they appear in common rocks
- Identify the 3 major rock types (Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic) in field exposures
- Recognize major land form features and explain what geologic processes were involved in their formation
- Be prepared to transfer to an accredited 4-year degree granting institution and compete effectively against 'native' students in the same field of study