Geology

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Geology is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical science program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
MATH 2413 - Calculus I 4 Select a course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum. Core
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology 4 Area of Concentration
CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I 4 Or select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the core curriculum. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology 4 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the core curriculum Core
Component Area Option 3 Or select a course from the Component Area Option section of the core curriculum Core
GEOL 1147 - Meteorology Lab 1 Area of Concentration
GEOL 1347 - Meteorology 3 Area of Concentration
MATH 2414 - Calculus II 4 Restricted Elective
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
GEOL 1445 - Oceanography 4 Area of Concentration
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History section of the core curriculum. Core
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Core
Creative Arts 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts section of the core curriculum. Core
Language, Philosophy, Culture 3 Select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the core curriculum. Core
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History section of the core curriculum. Core
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Core
ENGL 1302 - Composition II 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
General Elective 3 Select a general elective.
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Select any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the core curriculum. Core
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
Total Program Hours 61

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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Transfer Information

This geology degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site:   https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information 

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