Geological Sciences at College of San Mateo - Degrees & Certificates
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Geological Sciences
Degrees & Certificates

AS
Associate in Science Degree


Geological Science 60 units

AS-T
Associate in Science Degree for Transfer/SB1440


Geology 60 units



University Transfer Program

Use Assist (www.assist.org) to identify lower division major preparation for the California State University and the University of California systems. For independent or out-of-state colleges and universities use their catalogs to locate this information. Transfer Services can assist you to gather this information.

An Associate degree in Geological Science prepares the student for transfer to a baccalaureate institution for a four-year degree in Geology. While some jobs are available for technicians with Associate degrees in Geological Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Geology is a minimum requirement for employment in exploratory geology, minerals
management, and engineering.

Approximately 40% of geologists work for oil and gas companies, either in service or exploration. Some work for mining and quarrying companies, while others work as consultants or are self-employed. Government agencies provide employment opportunities with the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Geologic Survey, and Bureau of Reclamation. Specific career opportunities include engineering geologist, environmental geologist, geochemist, geology assistant, geophysicist, hydrologist, mining geologist, marine geologist, oceanographer, paleontologist, petroleum geologist, petrologist, seismologist, soils technician, teacher/professor, volcanologist, and waste management geologist.