Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T) Degree

The Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree in Geology at Crafton Hills College is designed to meet the needs of students transferring to a California State University who intend to major in Geology or a related field of study.

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Core Courses:

GEOL 100 or GEOL 100HPhysical Geology




GEOL 101 or GEOL 101HIntroduction to Geology



GEOL 160Geology Laboratory



GEOL 112Historical Geology


CHEM 150General Chemistry I


CHEM 151General Chemistry II


MATH 250Single Variable Calculus I


MATH 251Single Variable Calculus II


Recommended Courses

The following courses and field experiences including GEOL 170, GEOL 175, GEOL 180, GEOL 181, GEOL 190 and GEOL 270 are not required to earn the degree but are recommended for students preparing to major in geology at a four-year institution.

BIOL 100General Biology


MATH 252Multivariable Calculus


PHYSIC 250College Physics I


PHYSIC 251College Physics II


PHYSIC 252College Physics III


Total Credit Hours: 26.00

Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring (IGETC or CSUGE Breadth).  See a counselor for details.  Information is also available at

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the types of plate tectonic boundaries and the typical features associated with those boundaries, such as volcanoes and earthquakes..
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to interpret, apply and/or evaluate an Earth Science topic, such as the concept of scale.
  • Students will be able to collect, analyze and interpret information and clearly articulate the results through their writing, speech or other acceptable style of presentation.
  • Display knowledge in the basic areas of Earth Science that are appropriate to each Earth Science course.