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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Sciences, Geology Concentration, A.S.

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Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael O’Neal · Phone: 410-386-8228 · Email:

Students who desire a career in Geology are well-prepared for advanced study at a four-year college or university, or to enter the STEM workforce, through their classroom, laboratory, and field learning experiences with an Associate of Science degree. Through effective teaching, engaged learning, and a student-centered environment, this program educates students to lead well-informed and productive lives.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Science, Physical Science, Geology Concentration, Degree
Recommended Course Sequence: 60 Credits


Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the process of science to answer questions in the laboratory and field.
  2. Apply quantitative reasoning to solve scientific problems.
  3. Communicate information effectively to provide explanations and possible solutions to scientific problems.
  4. Identify interdisciplinary approaches to analyze scientific problems.

Student Notices

The following courses are required for this concentration; some courses fulfill General Education requirements: CHEM 105 , CHEM 106 , GEOSC 103 , GEOSC 110 , GEOSC 121 , GEOSC 123 , MATH 135 , and PHYS 101 /PHYS 102  or PHYS 111 /PHYS 212 .

Diversity requirement: take ENGL 102 .

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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