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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Geosciences - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science (Geosciences) is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education at the university leading to the bachelor’s degree in geology.  Geologists study physical aspects of the Earth including its composition, structure, and the processes that modify Earth through time.  Some of the many career options available within the field of geology include:  discovery of economic resources such as hydrocarbons, minerals, or building materials; remediation of soil and water contaminated by pollutants; application of geologic principles to engineering and construction projects; and fossil discovery and research to comprehend the evolution of plant and animal life through geologic time.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Footnotes:


¹ MATH 1910 strongly recommended.  Consult transfer institution’s program and concentration.

² Students planning to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville must complete PHYS 2110-2120, Calculus-based Physics I & II.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Geoscientists $41,550 $63,540
Hydrologists $54,980 $81,100

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Math/Science Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Math/Science Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Math/Science Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)

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