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  • Geology
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring

    Award: AS Degree

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Southwest, Online

  • What Will I Learn
    Geology is the study of the Earth, its rocks, and the ways that they change over time. Geology students explore the movement of the Earth’s crust, the history of life on Earth, and past climates. It is important for mineral and fossil fuel exploration, managing water resources, and solving environmental problems. This program introduces students to Geology and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado.

    Career Information
    Career paths for Geology degree holders include resource management, mining, oil and gas exploration, and climate research. The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Geology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology at a four-year university.

    Degree Transfer
    This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:  

    • University of Colorado, Boulder (BA Geology)
    • Adams State University (BA/BS Earth Sciences, Geology emphasis)
    • Colorado Mesa University (BS Geosciences, Geology concentration)
    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (BS Geology, Geology concentration)
    • Fort Lewis College (BS Geology, Geology option)
    • University of Northern Colorado (BS Earth Sciences, Geology emphasis)
    • Western State Colorado University (BA Geology, Geology emphasis)