Associate degree in Geology

General

Program Description

This program is an interdisciplinary science that seeks to study and understand the physical processes of Earth and other planets. This includes plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, the fossil record and Earth’s history and past climate, and natural geological resources.

Career opportunities

  • environmental monitoring, protection and remediation
  • energy and mineral exploration
  • paleontology
  • volcanology
  • seismology
  • climatology

Skills

  • evaluate ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology
  • examine and enumerate the importance of continuous examination and modification of accepted ideas
  • analyze a wide variety of natural phenomena
  • apply knowledge of current geologic processes to the understanding of Earth’s past geologic history
  • analyze contemporary geologic problems including the implications of human activities on geologic resources.
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to t ... Read More

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, degree and certificate attainment, and personal enrichment. Our commitment to continuous improvement through outcome-guided assessment, planning, and evaluation promotes student learning. Through these efforts, we contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community. Read less