Take the first step toward a career in oil and mineral exploration, environmental science, natural resources and more with Associate of Science Degree in Geology.
Also known as Earth Science, Geology is the study of the history, materials and processes of our planet, including volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and floods. Geologists can help guide the safe and stable development of new structures and communities, and are able to locate minerals, natural gas, oil and other things that we use in our everyday lives.
In this program, you’ll study the formation of soil; fossils and what they reveal; natural disasters; resource exploration and extraction and their environmental impacts; metals and gemstones, as well as some of today’s most pressing problems, including climate change, air and water pollution and loss of biodiversity.
Transfer your credits to university
An Associate of Science Degree in Geology can lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree program at a university. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average. In most cases, this degree will allow you to transfer to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
(Specializations will be noted on the transcript and will not be noted on the credential)
To complete an Associate of Science Degree with a Specialization in Geology, students must complete:
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Science Degree at any B.C. college:
* English courses include courses in Communications, Creative Writing and Print Futures that transfer to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Science Degree. Please see the Associate of Science Course Classifications table below for further information.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC, or UVic).
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.