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Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science degree in geology provides students with the general education and scientific courses normally taken in the first two years at a four-year college or university. Students must consult with a full-time geology instructor before pursuing the degree plan shown here. To receive an Associate of Science in Geology, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required math and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  MATH 2413 Calculus I1 4
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
  GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    Fine Arts2 3
  Semester II
  MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
  GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
  Semester III
  PHYS 2425 Engineering Physics I3 4
  CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
  CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I - Lab 1
  Humanities2 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
  Semester IV
  PHYS 2426 Engineering Physics II4 4
  Humanities2 3

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Students should consult with a full time mathematics instructor to determine if it is necessary to take one or more mathematics courses (like MATD 0390, MATH 1314, MATH 1316, or MATH 2412) before taking calculus.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Students lacking one full year of (recent) high school physics should take PHYS 1401/1402 before taking PHYS 2425. All students must complete MATH 2413 before enrolling in PHYS 2425.
  4Credit for PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414 are strictly required prerequisites for PHYS 2426.
  5Select any Speech course from Communications in the Core Curriculum Course List.
  6Select courses that best matches the degree requirements at the four-year geology school of your choice from this approved list: BIOL 2406, CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1112, or MATH 2415 (note: any student who takes this MATH option is strongly encouraged to take it in the semester immediately following MATH 2414, which according to the degree plan is in Semester III, in which case the Social and Behavioral Sciences elective should be delayed until Semester IV).