Geologists study the Earth’s processes, physical history, and natural composition by examining natural matter, such as plant fossils, rocks, oceans, minerals and the atmosphere. Geology careers are often specialized, and job titles represent your area of expertise. For example, you may become a glacial geologist, specializing in glaciers, or a volcanologist with an expertise in volcanoes. Examples of other specialized job titles include petroleum geologist (oil and natural gas), hydrologist (water), mineralogist (minerals) and paleontologist (fossils).
Geologists often have a mixture of fieldwork, laboratory and office duties. For example, they may collect rock or ocean water samples from remote locations and then analyze them in the lab using technology such as electron microscopes. Geologists may also use remote sensing or radar equipment to explore beneath the Earth’s surface. Responsibilities may include using data analysis and modeling software and creating scientific reports, maps, and charts.
The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Geology will transfer to the following California State Universities:
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/
Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.
Geology and Geosciences is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the United States and throughout the world.
Remediation / Compliance
Oil and Gas Exploration
Surface and Ground Water
Mineral Exploration and Extraction
Extraction of Economic Resources
Exploration of the Oceans
Past life forms Dinosaurs/Ocean life
Rocks and Resources
Solar System and Extraterrestrial
Structure of the Earth Faults/Mountains
Earthquake Monitoring and Prediction
Preservation of Soils
Urban Design and Analysis
B.S., M.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas