Geology - A.S. Degree

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This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, majoring in Geology or a related science. 

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Science is an evidence-based way of thinking about the natural world and understanding how it operates.
  • Science is a process with rules of operation that allow our understanding of the natural world to evolve.
  • Science is based on reproducible evidence and observations that contain uncertainties.
  • The sciences are related to each other, mathematics, and everyday life.
  • Science is driven by globalization, technology, and new instrumentation and measurement tools.
  • Scientific meanings of theory and law are different than popular meanings.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH113 Calculus I 4
GEOL101 Physical Geology** 4
Total Semester Credits
14
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH114 Calculus II 4
BIOS122 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
GEOL110 Historical Geology*** 4
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
CHEM110 College Chemistry I 4
PHYS120 Physics I with Calculus 4
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
GEOG105 Cultural Geography 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
17
Spring - Second Year
CHEM112 College Chemistry II 4
PHYS121 Physics II with Calculus 4
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GEOL000 Option Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

**Course only offered in fall

***Course only offered in spring

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.