The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in geology includes courses that are commonly required for a geology major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. Note additional coursework in physics, chemistry, and mathematics is needed.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
For students curious about geology but with a limited science background, GS 106 Physical Science: Geology or G 147 Violent Earth
is recommended. G 201 Geology I - The Dynamic Earth is designed for beginning scientists while providing a path into the majors sequence. To explore geology outdoors, choose field-based courses, such as G 161 Field Geology: Study of Landscape Evolution, G 162CV Field Geology: Cascade Volcanoes, or G 163 Field Geology: Rivers, Lakes and Springs of Central Oregon.
Oregon universities with a geology or earth sciences major include Oregon State University, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, and University of Oregon. Requirements vary slightly according to each institution's particular degree program; please follow links above for details.
The sequence of geology courses for majors is: G 201 Geology I - The Dynamic Earth, G 202 Geology II - Earth's Surface, and G 203 Geology III - Earth History.
If students intend to finish their bachelor's degree within two years after transferring, it is strongly recommended to complete math, chemistry, and physics while at COCC. Most universities require:
Students are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate transfer university for the most current requirements of their major and emphasis area.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.