Geological Sciences at College of San Mateo - Associate in Science Degree for Transfer/SB1440: Geology
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Geological Sciences
AS-TMajor in Geology

 Degree Requirements
Complete CSU General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: 28 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Required Core Courses:

GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3 units
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1 unit
PALN 110 General Paleontology 3 units
PALN 111 Paleontology Laboratory/Field Studies 1 unit
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 5 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 5 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units

Additional recommended preparation (not required):

PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units

General Education requirements:
Select courses to complete CSU General Education or IGETC or CSU. This degree does not require the CSM AA/AS General Education pattern.

Area A1 Oral Communication 3 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3 units
Area B2 Life Science 3 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3 units
Area C1 Arts 3 units
Area C2 Humanities 3 units
Area C1 or C2 3 units
Area D Social, Polical, and Economic Institutions 9 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3 units


Area 1A English Composition 3 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3 units
Area 3A Arts 3 units
Area 3B Humanities 3 units
Area 3A or 3B 3 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1 unit

Additional CSU tranferable courses based on student interest to reach 60 transferable units total.