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BIO/ENVR/CHEM/GEOL/EARTH - AS-T1
Fall, Winter, Spring
Spokane Falls Community College
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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.
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Geology AS-T1 map
Total Credits: 90
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.
Jennifer Barson holds an AAS from Pierce Community College, a BS in geology from Central Washington University, and an MS in hydrogeology from the University of Nevada. She has been teaching geology at SFCC since 2006. Barson’s broad background in earth science includes physical geology, historical geology and hydrogeology. She has been involved in the Science Olympiad and Expanding Your Horizons, a Girl Scouts program that increases young women’s interest in science. She also visits K-8 schools to bring science experiences to classrooms, in addition to hosting lab activities for visiting schools.
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