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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - Geosciences (TTP)

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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Geosciences

For more information, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

This pathway is 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
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


1 Students transferring to UT Knoxville must also complete a sequence of non-US History

2 Natural Sciences sequence required for students transferring to ETSU.

Refer to transfer institution’s program and concentration for required mathematics and/or science courses

Refer to transfer institution’s program and concentration for required or recommended unspecified electives

5 Students transferring to UTK must complete MATH 1910/1920 Calculus I and Calculus II.  This sequence maybe completed at the community college or the university.  

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.

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