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Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth’s materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time.

Geologists work to understand the history of our planet. The better they can understand Earth’s history the better they can foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future.

Earn an Associate Degree, Certificate or take a Course or two

Degree Programs

The requirements for a degree in liberal arts and sciences allow you to transfer seamlessly to most four-year colleges and to successfully complete your bachelor's degree in geology without loss of credit or time.

Associate of Arts Degree in Mathematics/Science
Associate of Arts Degree in Environmental Science
Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies


Introduction to Physical Geology
4 Credits

This course will be devoted to the study of the processes involved in the formation of the earth’s crust. A study of earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, minerals, oceans, continental drift, and erosion by wind, water, and ice will be explored. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. Some field trips may be included.