Geology & Earth Sciences

Program Description

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for entrance into a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Geology or Earth Sciences. The primary focus of the AS-T degree is completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Since the B.A. degrees do not require as many math and science prerequisites, students should consider the following the AA-DTA degree guidelines. Geology is an excellent major for graduate studies in Geology, Hydrology, Environmental Science, Oceanography and Law.

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Faculty and Advising

Emanuela Agosta
Room 5370

Joyce Fagel
Room 2814

Geology and Earth Sciences — What is it?

Geology is the study of the earth—its substances, history and evolution of life. With rivers, mountains, oceans, and canyons, rocks, metals, minerals and fossils, the earth is a vast laboratory for geological scientists.

Areas of study in Geology and Earth Sciences:

Earth History, Mineralogy, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Landscapes, Geological Structures, Geological Mapping and Volcanology.

Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Earth Sciences?

Geologists develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, communication and technical skills to work in careers fields that include environmental protection, environmental policy, conservation, hydrology, mining, natural resources, hazardous materials, consulting, research and development, education, and law.

Potential employers include:

Petroleum Industry, Mining Companies, Engineering and Consulting Firms, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Government Agencies such as the Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Mines and the Environmental Protection Agency. For more, please visit Career Counseling.

Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?

The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing. An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.

Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.S. Degree