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

Geology, A.S.

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The geology department offers courses of general interest and many courses that meet requirements of laboratory physical sciences. Many of the advanced geology classes (generally sophomore level) will transfer to four-year institutions and count toward a degree in geology; however, it is incumbent upon the student to check with the school to which they will eventually transfer to determine applicability and transferability. Sophomore-level geology classes will be offered only if there is sufficient student interest and demand.

The transfer school of choice and anticipated specialty are considerations in selecting mathematics courses and electives. At least two semesters each of calculus and physics are required at most schools. In addition, many schools require a minimum of two semesters of world language. World language will count toward the general education humanistic requirements at Casper College and at many four-year schools. Consult the transfer school’s catalog and your advisor to work out a program.

Completion of this degree can be used to either gain immediate employment as a geological technician or demonstrates fulfillment of the first half of requirements for transfer students planning to complete a bachelor’s degree in geology.

Recommended Curriculum

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study

1. Exploration and Participation

3. Relationship with the World

4. General Education Electives

  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


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 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” 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, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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