Geology (AS-T Degree S0670)

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0670

Mt. San Antonio College Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree includes such topics as mineral and rock identification, earthquakes, plate tectonics, history of geological and evolutionary change, volcanism, climate change and geomorphology. The Associate in Science in Geology prepares students with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in geology and careers with a variety of specializations in the geosciences. The Associate in Science in Geology is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Geology.
To earn an Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHEM 50General Chemistry I5
or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
CHEM 51General Chemistry II5
or CHEM 51H General Chemistry II - Honors
GEOL 1Physical Geology4
GEOL 2Historical Geology4
MATH 180Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 181Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Total Units26

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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
GEOL 1 Physical Geology 4
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
CSU SELF CSU GE E Lifelong n SelfDev cr 3
MATH 150 OR MATH 160 OR MATH 180 OR MATH 181 3
Winter Term 1
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3
Spring Term 1
GEOL 2 Historical Geology 4
CHEM 50 requires CHEM 40 or placement. 0
CHEM 40 OR CHEM 50 5
MATH 160 OR MATH 180 OR MATH 181 4
Summer Term 1
CSU ARTS CSU GE C1 Arts Crse 3
CSU HUM CSU GE C2 Humanities Crse 3
Fall Term 2
CHEM 50 General Chemistry I 5
CSU CRTTH CSU Area A-3 Crit Thnkg Course 3
MATH 180 OR MATH 181 4
Winter Term 2
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3
CSU ART/H CSU GE C-1 or C-2 Art/Hum Crse 3
Spring Term 2
CSU SCNC2 CSU GE B2 Life Sc Crse 3
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3
CHEM 51 General Chemistry II 5
MATH 181 4
 Total Units49

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