Program Overview

An Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T) from Skyline College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution to obtain a degree in Geology or a closely related discipline. Additionally, this degree allows student to learn the fundamental principles and practices in Geology in order to create a solid foundation and solid preparation that is appropriate for a variety of scientific disciplines. The program will produce students well prepared to transfer to the California State University system to undertake a study of upper division theoretical and/or experimental course work in Geology. The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Geology or a closely related discipline at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the California State University system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending the transfer to a particular university or college that is not part of the CSU system and should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

Geology (AS-T) Requirements

Required Courses Units
GEOL 210 General Geology 4 units
GEOL 220 Historical Geology 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 units
Recommended Preparation In addition to the above, students in the major are urged to consider the following related courses as recommended preparation for the AS-T: Units
BIOL 215 Organismal Biology: Core I 5 units
PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 28

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a total of 7 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.


Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.