Geology

What is the Geology Major?
Lower Division Requirements and A.A./A.S. Degrees
The Geology Program at Las Positas College
The difference between a B.A. and a B.S.
Requirements for a B.S. in Geology
4-year College and University GEOLOGY Programs
Related Geoscience Majors

Upcoming LPC Geology Courses
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 Related Majors

Earth Science

Environmental Majors

Geophysics


Hydrology

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The Geology Major

Geology is the study of the earth.

  • earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides,
  • plate tectonics, meteor craters, glaciers,
  • hydrology, beaches, rivers, oceans, islands, groundwater
  • paleontology, fossils, dinosaurs,
  • why there are sea-shells in the rocks on the top of Mt. Everest
  • tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters
  • other planets and what they are made of
  • predicting and preparing for volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc.
  • why does the Earth look the way it does?
  • where is it safe to build and where is it dangerous?


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All Las Positas Students who are interested in exploring
Geology and/or Earth Science majors are encouraged to

1. read through and browse these web pages and
the links listed below to other college programs

2. Visit Bldg 900 - the LPC Career and Transfer Center

  • ask for Lettie Camp and/or Denise VanHorn
  • ask about the 2 computer programs and make printouts of what you find
    • 1 program lists schools that offer the program that you request
    • the 2nd program lists information about careers and salaries for the field of interest that you input
    • run each program SEVERAL TIMES for different majors and fields (e.g., Geology, Earth Science, Geophysics, Hydrology, etc.)
    • say yes to all colleges offered by the program (saying yes lets you see what different colleges offer and what different programs are available - saying yes will not enroll you at those schools)
  • Bring your printouts to my office hours and we can discuss your findings together.

 

In general, for Geology, the differences between
a B.A. and a B.S. are the following:

Bachelor of Arts (BA):

  • requires less Math, Chemistry and Physics and less field geology.
  • only requires 2 qtrs of Calculus, Chemistry and Physics
  • may not require 8-week summer field geology course
  • requires more general education classes
  • generally requires foreign language classes

Bachelor of Science (BS):

  • requires 1+ year of Calculus
  • requires 1 year each of Chemistry and Physics
  • requires 8-week summer field geology course
  • generally requires fewer general education courses
  • generally does not require foreign language classes

 

Requirements for a B.S. in Geology

4-year College and University Programs

The Geology Program at Las Positas College

 

 

 

 

 


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Geology Universities and Programs

 


 

 


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