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Geology

Associate in Science

Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its composition, history, and the dynamic forces which shape it's surface and interior. Geology is a discipline that attracts women and men who love the outdoors and thrive on practical challenges. Geologists find, develop, and conserve natural resources, investigate, monitor and protect our water supplies, and work to lessen the effects of natural hazards. The goal of the geology discipline at MCC is to provide an introduction and appreciation for the natural world and give interested students the background necessary to pursue a career in the earth sciences.

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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 68 / 71
  • Contact Hours: 83 / 87

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
COMG-153Computers: A Practical Approach 33
GEOL-151
  and
GEOL-151L
Physical Geology
  and
Physical Geology lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
MATH-140
  or
MATH-145
Trigonometry
  or
Pre-Calculus
3
  or
5
3
  or
5
Total 13 / 1514 / 16
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
PHIL-190Introduction to Logic 33
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 44
Total 1719
Spring / Summer
PHYS-281*
  and
PHYS-281L*
General College Physics I
  and
General College Physics I Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
PHYS-282**
  and
PHYS-282L**
General College Physics II
  and
General College Physics II Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
Total 812
Year Two
Fall
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
5
  and
3
  and
1
GEOG-142World Regional Geography 44
HIST-152History of the World: 1500 to Present 44
Choose one of the following
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
MUS.-183World Music Appreciation 33
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 16 / 1720 / 21
Winter
CHEM-132
  and
CHEM-132L
  and
CHEM-132R
General Chemistry II
  and
General Chemistry II Lab
  and
General Chemistry II Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
5
  and
3
  and
1
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
Choose one of the following
GEOL-152
  and
GEOL-152 Lab
Historical Geology
  and
Historical Geology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
GEOG-143Introduction to GIS 44
Total 1418 / 19

Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 68 / 71
  • Contact Hours: 83 / 87

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
COMG-153Computers: A Practical Approach 33
GEOL-151
  and
GEOL-151L
Physical Geology
  and
Physical Geology lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
MATH-140
  or
MATH-145
Trigonometry
  or
Pre-Calculus
3
  or
5
3
  or
5
Total 13 / 1514 / 16
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
PHIL-190Introduction to Logic 33
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 44
Total 1719
Spring / Summer
PHYS-281*
  and
PHYS-281L*
General College Physics I
  and
General College Physics I Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
PHYS-282**
  and
PHYS-282L**
General College Physics II
  and
General College Physics II Lab
4
  and
0
4
  and
2
Total 812
Year Two
Fall
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
5
  and
3
  and
1
GEOG-142World Regional Geography 44
HIST-152History of the World: 1500 to Present 44
Choose one of the following
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
MUS.-183World Music Appreciation 33
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 16 / 1720 / 21
Winter
CHEM-132
  and
CHEM-132L
  and
CHEM-132R
General Chemistry II
  and
General Chemistry II Lab
  and
General Chemistry II Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
5
  and
3
  and
1
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
Choose one of the following
GEOL-152
  and
GEOL-152 Lab
Historical Geology
  and
Historical Geology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
GEOG-143Introduction to GIS 44
Total 1418 / 19

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 65 / 66
  • Contact Hours: 84 / 86

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
COMG-153Computers: A Practical Approach 33
GEOL-151
and
GEOL-151L
Physical Geology

Physical Geology lab
4

0
3

2
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
Total 1516
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
BIOL-111
and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology

Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4

0
3

3
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 44
Total 1416
Spring / Summer
PHYS-281*
and
PHYS-281L*
General College Physics I

General College Physics I Lab
4

0
4

2
PHYS-282**
and
PHYS-282L**
General College Physics II

General College Physics II Lab
4

0
4

2
Total 812
Year Two
Fall
CHEM-131
and
CHEM-131L
and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I Lab

General Chemistry I Recitation
5

0

0
5

3

1
GEOG-142World Regional Geography 44
HIST-152History of the World: 1500 to Present 44
Choose one of the following:
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
MUS.-183World Music Appreciation 33
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 16 / 1720 / 21
Winter
CHEM-132
and
CHEM-132L
and
CHEM-132R
General Chemistry II

General Chemistry II Lab

General Chemistry II Recitation
5

0

0
5

3

1
PHIL-190Introduction to Logic 33
Choose one of the following:
GEOL-152
and
GEOL-152 Lab
Historical Geology

Historical Geology Lab
4

0
3

2
GEOG-143Introduction to GIS 44
Total 1216 / 17
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