Build a foundation that’s stronger than granite with our Associate of Science transfer degree in geology.
If you are interested in the Earth and how it works, the Associate of Science in Geology is the degree choice for you. Geology is a wide-reaching field that covers the physical, historical, and environmental aspects of our planet. With our AS in Geology, you have a guaranteed starting point to transfer to any Colorado 4-year university.
What You'll Learn
The study of geology will teach you how to:
- Identify common rocks and minerals
- Breakdown the interconnection of Earth’s systems
- Interpret topographic maps
- Analyze geological problems
CIP 240199 (GEOL)
The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at public four-year colleges and universities as designated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) transfer agreement.
For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
- GT - One GT Pathways -approved CO3 course (GTCO3)
- GT - Two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GTAH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)
- GT - One GT Pathways course from: History (GT-HI1)
- GT - Two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)
Please Note: If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to meeting the requirements listed here, contact the department at the school to which you want to transfer for program-specific information.
Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.
- Any Guaranteed Transfer Course
Any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics (275) and Independent Study (285): AST (100 or higher), BIO (100 or higher), CHE (100 or higher), EGG (100 or higher), MAT (121 or higher, except 155 or 156), PHY (111 or higher), or any foreign language (111 or above).
Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising prior to registration regarding the acceptability of online science courses if they anticipate transferring to a 4-year institution or completing graduate work in the sciences or health professions. It should be noted that per Colorado Revised Statute, §23-1-125(1)(e), general education courses taken online are guaranteed to satisfy core course (gtPathways) requirements at all Colorado public institutions of higher education.
All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.
- Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
As the primary Earth science, geology prepares you for a wide range of careers. Some of the job titles you can hold are: