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Geology - A.S.

Degree Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: The degree track GEOLOGY with Secondary Teaching Licensure has different requirements and is not included in this agreement. Please refer to this agreement’s cover page for the name of the Bachelor’s degree at the four-year institution to which this agreement applies.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 201Calculus I


Total Credit Hours:5

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

Total Credit Hours:6


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHE 111General College Chemistry I with Lab


CHE 112General College Chemistry II with Lab


Total Credit Hours:10

Additional Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEY 111Physical Geology with Lab


GEY 112Historical Geology with Lab


MAT 202Calculus II


PHY 211Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab


PHY 212Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab


Total Credit Hours:23


  • Select 1 credit* from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credit should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to meeting the requirements listed here, contact the department at the school to which you want to transfer for program-specific information.

Total Credit Hours:1

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University** [B.A./B.S. Earth Sciences; Geology emphasis]
  • Colorado Mesa University** [B.S. Geosciences; Geology concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.S. Geology; Geology concentration]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.S. Geology; Geology option]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Geology]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.S. Earth Sciences; Geology emphasis]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Geology; Geology emphasis]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

*Colorado Mountain College also offers some four-year degrees; it is participating in this agreement as both a two-year and four-year degree-granting institution.

**Adams State University and Colorado Mesa University also offer two-year degrees; they are participating in this agreement as both two-year and four-year degree-granting institutions.

Total Credit Hours: 60