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Geology

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.

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, you will have support all along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography
5
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Choose 1 course from:
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
PHYS 202
Engineering Physics II
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PHYS 203
Engineering Physics III
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • 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
  • Holly Lodoen
    Holly Lodoen
    Instr&Classroom Supt Tch2
    Holly.Lodoen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3656

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Jennifer Barson

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

Rudy Morrow

Administrative Assistant, STEM
Rudy.Morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4321
Building 28, room 123