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Associate of Science General Transfer - Geology Pathway

Associate of Science General Transfer - Geology Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Geology Pathway of the Associate of Science General Transfer degree emphasizes transfer preparation for students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Geology or Earth Sciences. The skill sets acquired through a degree focused on Geology are applicable to many career areas of the Earth Sciences including:

  • Environmental sector for site remediation and clean up
  • Petroleum industry for oil exploration and reclamation 
  • Mining industry
  • Teaching in Earth Sciences for K-12 level

An Associate of Science degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Courses in this pathway will develop and increase problem solving skills, out of the box thinking, and logical processes to explain and understand the world around you. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Science degree in Geology a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
CHM 1210 General Chemistry I 5
MTH 2200 Calculus I 5
ENG 1112 English II 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
CHM 1220 General Chemistry II 5
GST 1400 Mapping and Georeferencing with GIS  
or GLG 1133 Environmental Geology 4
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebra  
or PHY 2501 College Physics I with Calculus 5
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
GLG 1131 Physical Geology 4
-- Elective (if needed)* 0
GLG 1132 Historical Geology 4
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development  
or SOC 2230 Social Problems 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
  Total credit hours 60
* If a general elective is needed to meet the 60 credit hour degree requirement, consult an advisor to select an appropriate college level course based on the transfer institution.

All students pursuing the Associate of Science degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Science degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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Nick Schmall Assistant Professor, Physics