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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, A.S.

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The A.S. in Geology from Casper College offers an exciting and unique degree program for students interested in fulfilling transfer requirements for bachelor’s programs, preparing for work in industry, and opportunities to participate in research projects in both laboratory and field geoscience.  Casper College is located at the base of Casper Mountain which, though small by Rocky Mountain standards, hosts excellent examples of rocks and structures extending back through geologic time.  Casper is known for its historical role in the oil and gas industry, its proximity to world-class fossil locations, its strong cultural and historical heritages, and for hosting one of the largest populations of professional geologists per capita.

The Earth and Environmental Department, which houses the A.S. in Geology, has an Advisory Board composed of professionals in Geology, Environmental Science, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), in order to advise and assess the current workforce skill set requirements.  Students work closely with faculty advisors to ensure efficiency in degree program management, and effective advising based on an individual student’s educational and career goals.  In addition, Casper College offers transferable sophomore classes in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics that are typically required for a bachelor’s degree in Geology.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total Program Credits (65 Credits)


The normal length of this program is two academic years at 16-18 credit hours per semester.

To obtain a degree in geology, a student must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all major requirements.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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