Geology and the geosciences are inherently interdisciplinary fields that draw on the knowledge and techniques of other natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, unified by a common desire to understand the underlying processes that formed and continue to shape the Earth. Questions of how mountains, rivers and oceans formed, where economically valuable materials are concentrated, and why continents drift or earthquakes occur fall within this study. Rocks, minerals and fossils are identified and analyzed in the context of Earth history, and the contributions of water, atmosphere and climate as erosive forces, and volcanism and plate tectonics as constructive forces are also examined.

Work with FVCC academic advisors to customize your degree so you're prepared to transfer and study Geology. In two years, earn an associate degree, complete lower-level general education requirements, and prepare to transfer to any four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.


Transfer tracks are customized programs of study that prepare students to transfer. You will earn an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree customized to your interests and transfer needs.

Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements