- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Chemistry and Geosciences
Let MCC Geology rock you into your future!
Geology is a rewarding profession with high earning potential and job growth projected to increase substantially over the next decade. Geologists work with specialized agencies to protect the public from natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods. The need for energy has spurred demand for oil and gas exploration and development of alternative energies such as geothermal and wind power. Geologists are also needed to apply scientific reasoning and technical skills to environmental problems like water, soil and air pollution. Additionally geologists discover mineral resources on Earth and investigate landscapes on other planets for future exploration!
- Environmental Consultant
- Mining and Exploration Geologist
- Urban and Regional Planner
- High school or Post-Secondary Teacher
- Conservation Scientist
Study a subject 4.5 billion years in the making; Transfer in just two
MCC offers one of the few Geology A.S. degrees in the nation. It will prepare you for successful transfer to a wide range of four-year programs at colleges like SUNY Geneseo and New Mexico Tech. By completing a sequence of traditional geology courses and related requirements, you will leave MCC with hands-on field experience, a broad knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines and strong quantitative background.
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)MCC Program Code: GS01
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 from topographic and geologic maps.
3.Apply geologic techniques in the collection of data.
4.Use appropriate technology to solve geologic problems.
5.Interpret geologic data from collected samples, direct observation, published resources, or digital media.
6.Use observations in a field setting to answer geologic questions.
7.Discuss relationship between geology, the environment, and society in the Earth’s System.
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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|
| ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|MTH 210 Calculus I|
|CHE 151 General College Chemistry I|
|GEO 101 Physical Geology|
First Semester Total:
| MTH 211 Calculus II OR |
MTH 160 Statistics I
|CHE 152 General College Chemistry II|
|GEO 102 Historical Geology|
Second Semester Total:
| GEG 130 - Digital Earth OR |
MCC-GENERAL EDUCATION-TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY (MCC-TL) ELECTIVE
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE|
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE|
|Third Semester Total:|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: Credit Hours|
| SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR
SUNY GENERAL GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE ***|
Fourth Semester Total:
60 - 63
*Choose from: GEO 200, 203, 204, 210, 220, 295; if GEO 295 is chosen, it must be designed as a 4-credit course.
**Recommended electives for students transferring to SUNY institutions: PHY 145; MTH 160.
***Choose any SUNY-H course that also fulfills MCC-VE outcome.