2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
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Geology, AS-T

Geology is the study of the Earth, its environments, and its history. It is an interdisciplinary science that combines geological observations and concepts with those of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Its goals are to study rocks, minerals, fossils, energy and water resources, and to understand geologic principles and processes that shape the Earth and its environments, and impact human society. The Associate in Science for Transfer degree in Geology is designed specifically for transfer in a similar major to the California State University System.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate preparation for transfer to the CSU and major in Geology or a related science.
  2. Demonstrate basic scientific literacy in Geology and related disciplines.
  3. Apply the scientific method to solve problems in Geology.
  4. Integrate concepts from other disciplines (e.g., Mathematics, Chemistry) to solve problems in Geology.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 27

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60