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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology - A.S.


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The Associate of Science (Geology) 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 University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (3)

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


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Geo-scientists $39,100 $55,000
Hydrologists $54,700 $89,400

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

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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