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Are you curious about how the Earth works? Do you want a career that takes you out in nature? A degree in geology could be for you.

In this program, you will study the science of our planet, including its history, landforms, resources and natural systems. You’ll explore the role of geology and minerals in your everyday lives and learn how to interpret maps and identify minerals and rocks. This pre-major program is designed to prepare you to transfer at the junior level into a geology or related degree program at a four-year college or university.

Whether want to research volcanoes or earthquakes, work in the environmental field, or pursue a career in private industry, government or as a teacher, this program will lay the groundwork for a variety of geology-related career options.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for BIO/ENVR/CHEM/GEOL/EARTH - AS-T1

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Choose one from:
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Choose one from:
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
Choose one from:
BIOL& 221
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Choose one from:
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
Choose one from:
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
PHYS 101
General Physics
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
BIOL& 221/223
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
Choose one from:
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
PHYS 102
General Physics
5
PHYS 202
Engineering Physics II
5
Choose one from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
BIOL& 221/223
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
Choose one from:
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
PHYS 103
General Physics
5
PHYS 203
Engineering Physics III
5
Choose one from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
GEOG 260
The Violent Earth
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

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  • Jennifer Barson
    Jennifer Barson
    Geology
    A.A., Pierce Community College; B.S. Central Washington University; M.S., University of Nevada, Reno
    Jennifer.Barson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3060

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Jennifer Barson

Faculty
Jennifer.Barson@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3060
Building 28, Room 236

Kaila Inbody

Curriculum Advisor
Kaila.Inbody@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150