The curriculum in the Geology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Recognize and explain the role of fundamental geologic principles, such as plate tectonic theory and deep time, in the interpretation of observed geologic phenomena.
- Research, evaluate, and cite scientific information in order to formulate coherent summaries of earth processes.
- Define the scientific method and apply it to observed geologic phenomena.
- Interpret geologic processes using underlying chemical properties and physical laws.
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