Geology, A.S.-T

An Associate of Science in Geology for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as a Geology major. The courses in the A.S.-T in Geology for Transfer degree will allow students to complete the major preparation for transfer to four year institutions and major in geology or Earth sciences.

AS.GEOL.OPTBAST or AS.GEOL.OPTCAST

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CSUSB: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
GEOL-100 Physical Geology 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
CHEM-101 General Chemistry I 5
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CHEM-102 General Chemistry II 5
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
GEOL-105 Historical Geology 4
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
ART-104 World Art 3
 Units14
Fall Semester 3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Ethnic Politics in America  
 Units6
 Total Units65

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
GEOL-100 Physical Geology 4
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
CHEM-101 General Chemistry I 5
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
CHEM-102 General Chemistry II 5
ART-104 World Art 3
GEOL-105 Historical Geology 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
 Units14
Fall Semester 3
STEM ONLY  
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHY-203 Optics and Modern Physics 4
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
 Units15
 Total Units74

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language IFREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.  

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
GEOL-100Physical Geology4
GEOL-105Historical Geology4
CHEM-101General Chemistry I5
CHEM-102General Chemistry II5
MATH-211Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-212Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
or MATH-212H Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Total Units
Course Title Credits
Units for Major26
MSJC General Education Option B or C
Possible double counting: 9
Transferable Electives (as need to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

 Total Units for A.S-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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