- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Chemistry and Geosciences
Get a rock-solid start on your bachelor’s through MCC’s geology associate degree.
Monroe Community College’s Geology A.S. degree is one of the few programs of its kind in the nation. It offers complete preparation for transfer to a four-year program in the geosciences. The career possibilities are far-ranging, too. Geologists work in fields all over the world: environmental protection, energy study, resource management, and more. The American Geological Institute predicts that within the next 10 years, there will be 150,000 geology-related jobs that will be unable to be filled by college graduates, given current graduation rates. MCC will prepare you for transfer to geology related programs around the globe.
- Energy resource management
- Urban and regional planning
- Conservation science
- Mining and energy exploration
- Scientific writing
- Higher education
Study a subject 4.5 billion years in the making; transfer in just two!
MCC’s A.S. in geology will prepare you for transfer to a wide range of four-year programs in the geosciences. You’ll complete a sequence of traditional geology courses, take core SUNY requirements, and participate in hands-on field studies.
Choose from statewide SUNY programs at:
- Empire State College
- College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Or national programs at:
- Washington State University
- University of South Florida
- Northern Arizona University
Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with an associate degree in Geology. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department:Chemistry and Geosciences
School(s): Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)CIP Code: 40.0601
MCC Program Code: GS01
NYSED Code (BRI): 38242
NYSED Code (DCC): 38243
Students who earn degrees in geology have careers in a variety of fields, including natural resource exploration, environmental remediation, regulatory enforcement, education, and water resources. Geologists study earth processes such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, groundwater flow, and landscape evolution.
The Geology A.S. degree prepares students to transfer and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree in geology or a closely related field in 2 years. Curriculum is designed to transfer with ease to schools nationwide and provide a broad and in-depth understanding of geology and geologic processes.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Identify earth-forming rocks and minerals
2. Analyze data collected from geologic and topographic maps
3. Apply appropriate techniques in the collection of data used to solve geologic problems.
4. Interpret geologic data, either from published sources, or collected independently.
5. Synthesize information drawn from a variety of sources or experiences.
6. Use observations in a field setting to answer geologic questions.
7. Discuss the potential geologic impact on environmental issues.
8. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
9. Use geologic principles to evaluate case studies.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra (MTH 104 at MCC) OR MCC Level 8 Mathematics placement
High School Earth Science, Precalculus, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology are recommended.
|FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|CHE 151 General College Chemistry I||4|
|GEO 101 Physical Geology||4|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition||3|
|MTH 210 Calculus I||4|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours|
|CHE 152 General College Chemistry II||4|
|GEO 102 Historical Geology||4|
|MTH 211 Calculus II OR MTH 160 Statistics I||3-4|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE||3|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE||1|
|THIRD SEMESTER: Credit Hours|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE||1|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: Credit Hours|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY OR THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE||3|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE||3|
|TOTAL CREDITS||60 - 63|
*PROGRAM ELECTIVES: GEO 200, GEO 203, GEO 204, GEO 210, GEO 220, GEO 295.
**Recommended general electives for students transferring to SUNY institutions:
MTH 160 (unless previously completed).