Program Overview

A major in earth science prepares students for further study in the areas of geology, oceanography, meteorology and earth science. Each of these fields study features of the earth.

Program Requirements

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 30 units from the following:
List A, choose a minimum of 7 units from the following: Units
GEOL 100 Introduction to Geology 3 units
AND
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1 unit
METE 100 Meteorology - Weather and Climate 3 units
OCEN 100 Oceanography 3 units
AND
OCEN 101 Oceanography Lab 1 unit
List B, choose a minimum of 23 units from the following: Units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
AND
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
GEOG 100 Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOL 100 Introduction to Geology 3 units
AND
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1 unit
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
MATH 251 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5 units
AND
MATH 252 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5 units
METE 100 Meteorology - Weather and Climate 3 units
OCEN 100 Oceanography 3 units
AND
OCEN 101 Oceanography Lab 1 unit
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 units
AND
PHYS 220 General Physics II 4 units
OR
PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
AND
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
AND
PHYS 270 Physics with Calculus III 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 30

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.

Cañada College offers lower division coursework required for transfer in the areas related to Earth Science. Students should use PROJECT ASSIST (www.assist.org) to research lower division major requirements at the transfer destination(s) of their choice. Also, work with a Counselor/Advisor to determine appropriate transfer coursework.