Geology—Associate in Science (AS) Degree

In the study of the Earth—known as geology—scientists analyze Earth processes, materials, and Earth’s history to gain a deeper understanding of the world and the resources we use. Studying geology at MCC provides the foundation needed to work in natural resource or environmental consulting companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and colleges—or pursue further studies in paleontology, mineralogy, hydrology, or volcanology. 

In MCC’s Geology program, you’ll explore:

  • The properties of rocks and minerals
  • How the Earth is shaped through plate tectonics
  • Natural disasters like volcanic eruptions and earthquakes
  • Environmental issues and groundwater
  • The National Parks – through our “Geology of the National Parks” course

Hands-on labs include analysis and interpretation of geologic data and maps, rock and mineral identification, and field experiences.

Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151#3 hrs,MAT-165#5 hrs,GEL-105#4 hrs,Select a Fine Arts Course#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hrs

Sample Semester 2 17 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-152#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,MAT-175#5 hrs,Select a Humanities Course#3 hrs,Select an Elective#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 17 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MAT-245#5 hrs,PHY-280#4 hrs,CHM-165#5 hrs,Select a Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: GEL-110#3 hrs,PHY-281#4 hrs,Select a Life Science Lab#4 hrs,Select a Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs

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