As a geosciences student, you won’t just study rocks, you’ll explore the Earth’s history and gain valuable insight into some of today’s most pressing concerns, such as global climate change. You’ll study the Earth’s treasures, such as fossils and gems, as well as its dangers, such as volcanoes and earthquakes. You might find yourself becoming a geoscientist, a meteorologist, a mining engineer, an environmental scientist, or a geological engineer at an oil company.
This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Geology, Earth Science, Earth and Environmental Science. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit www.itransfer.org and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.
Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students
All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.
|ENGLISH 101||Composition 1||3|
|GEOLOGY 201||Physical Geology 1||4|
|MATH 207||Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 1||5|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1||3|
|ENGLISH 102||Composition 1||3|
|BIOLOGY 121||Biology I 1||5|
|MATH 208||Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 1||5|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1||3|
|SPEECH 101||Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1||3|
|CHEM 201||General Chemistry I (Or high school chemistry equivalent) 1||5|
|Humanities course 1||3|
|Physical Sciences Elective 2||3-5|
|Fine Arts course 1||3|
|PHYSICS 221||Mechanics, Waves, and Heat 2||5|
|CHEM 203||General Chemistry II 2||5|
General Education Requirement
|ANTHRO 201||Intro to Biological and Cultural Evolutions of Humans||3|
|ASTROMY 201||Descriptive Astronomy||3|
|BOTANY 201||General Botany I||4|
|ENVR ST 101||Man & Environment I||3|
|GEOG 101||World Geography||3|
|GEOG 201||Physical Geography||3|
|LIS 101||Information Literacy||3|
|MATH 209||Calculus & Analytic Geometry III||5|
|PHY SCI 101||General Course Physical Science||3|
|PHY SCI 107||Current Public Issues in Physical Science||3|
|PHY SCI 111||General Course I Physical Science||4|
Choose your courses with your College Advisor.