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There are two ways to earn a degree in the Earth sciences at SCC:

Associate in Science, Geology for Transfer Degree (32044)​

Associate in Science, Earth Sciences Degree (1​1934).

Students who wish to major in geology at a four-year college or university and become professional geoscientists should complete the Geology for Transfer degree (32044).  Successful completion of the Geology for Transfer degree guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University campus to pursue a baccalaureate degree in geology or a related field.  While it does not guarantee acceptance to a University of California campus, it does provide the major preparation needed to transfer to a UC geology or geoscience program.

The Earth Sciences Degree (11934) is a good option for students who wish to complete a minor in geology to accompany a baccalaureate degree in another subject such as environmental studies or teaching but is not adequate preparation to transfer as a geology major because it lacks the necessary mathematics preparation.

See the current College​ Catalog ​for the most up-to-date details on all degrees.​​