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Geological Sciences
AS-TMajor in Geology

Student Learning Outcomes

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

Major Requirements: 28 semester units

A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.

Required Core Courses:

GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3.0 units
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1.0 unit
PALN 110 General Paleontology 3.0 units
PALN 111 Paleontology Laboratory/Field Studies 1.0 unit
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 5.0 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 5.0 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5.0 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5.0 units

Additional recommended preparation (not required):

PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4.0 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4.0 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.

CSU GE:
Area A1 Oral Communication 3.0 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3.0 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3.0 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3.0 units
Area B2 Life Science 3.0 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1.0 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3.0 units
Area C1 Arts 3.0 units
Area C2 Humanities 3.0 units
Area C1 or C2 3.0 units
Area D Social, Polical, and Economic Institutions 9.0 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3.0 units

OR

IGETC/CSU
Area 1A English Composition 3.0 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3.0 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3.0 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3.0 units
Area 3A Arts 3.0 units
Area 3B Humanities 3.0 units
Area 3A or 3B 3.0 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9.0 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3.0 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3.0 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1.0 unit

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