AS-T Geology

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The Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T; SB 1440-compliant) in Geology offers a flexible program that prepares students for admission to graduate programs in the geosciences, and for entry-level positions in engineering, geophysical and geological firms; in engineering, hazardous materials, regulatory, or ecological firms; in computer mapping firms; and in local, regional, and state government agencies.

The following is a general outline of the course requirements for the AS-T in Geology degree. This list is tentative and is subject to change. Students may also refer to our AS-T Roadmap for tentative course guidelines. To confirm degree requirements or to ask specific questions, please contact the department's Undergraduate Advisor.

 

University Course Requirements

Units

General Education Requirements- Includes "Core GE" (lower division) and "SJSU Studies" (upper division) 51
  • Core GE
39
  • SJSU Studies
12
Of the 51 units required by the university, 15 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult undergraduate advisor for details.  
See info.sjsu.edu for a listing of General Education courses.  
   
American Institutions Courses 6
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.  
See info.sjsu.edu for a listing of American Institutions courses.  
   
Physical Education 2
See info.sjsu.edu for a listing of Physical Education courses.  

 

Major-Specific Course Requirements

Units

Preparation for the Major  21
  • CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B- General Chemistry
10
  • MATH 030- Calculus I
3

Complete one sequence:

  • PHYS 002A and PHYS 002B- Fundamentals of Physics
  • PHYS 050 and PHYS 051- General Physics

 

8

   

Requirements of the Major

 

Core (Required) Courses

30-32
 
  • GEOL 001- General Geology
4
  • GEOL 007- Earth, Time and Life
4
  • GEOL 028- Geology Outdoors
1
  • GEOL 100W- Writing Workshop (or equivalent)
3
  • GEOL 120- Fundamentals of Mineralogy
3
  • GEOL 122- Petrology
4
  • GEOL 124- Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
3
  • GEOL 125- Structural Geology
4
  • GEOL 129A- Introductory Field Geology
2
  • GEOL 129B- Advanced Field Geology
4
OR  
  • GEOL 129C- Intermediate Field Geology
2
   

Elective Courses- Complete 20 - 22 units from the following:

20-22
  • GEOL 127- Tectonics
3
  • GEOL 130- Marine Geology
3
  • GEOL 134- Geomorphology
4
  • GEOL 135- Geochemistry
4
  • GEOL 137- Introduction to GPS/GIS for Geologic Applications
4
  • GEOL 138- Hydrogeology
4
  • GEOL 140- Principles of Engineering Geology
4
  • GEOL 142- Paleontology
4
  • GEOL 143- Active Tectonics
4
  • GEOL 147- Introduction to Applied Geophysics
3
  • GEOL 174- Hazardous Materials
3
  • MS 141- Geological Oceanography
4
  • GEOL 180- Individual Studies (Can take twice)
1-2
University Electives 9
   
Recommended  
  • MATH 031- Calculus II (Recommended for graduate school and technical careers)
3