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Geology and Earth Sciences Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 at Shoreline.

Use the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geology and Earth Sciences.

Geology and Earth Sciences are excellent preparation for graduate studies in Geology, Hydrology, Environmental Science, Oceanography, and Law.

Where can I go for help?

Program Faculty Advisors

Emanuela Agosta
206-546-4659 Rm 5349
Tiffany Meier
206-546-6953 Rm 5231

Career Planning

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Pacific Lutheran University
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington-Bothell
University of Washington-Seattle
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Whitman College

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 18-20 Credits

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits

Select one course from the Humanities  course list, one course from the Social Sciences  course list, and a third course from either list.

Pre-Major Requirements - 54-59 Credits

Major Science Sequence - Minimum 10 Credits for AS degree)

Recommended Courses:

GEOL& 101 , GEOL& 110 , GEOL& 115 , GEOL& 208 , GEOG 203 , GEOG 204 , BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 212 , BIOL& 213 , BIOL 144 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH& 264 , ASTR& 101 , OCEA& 101 , ENVS& 101  

Geology and Earth Sciences - What is it?

Geology is the study of the earth-its substances, history, and evolution of life. With rivers, mountains, oceans, canyons, rocks, metals, minerals, and fossils, the earth is a vast laboratory for geological scientists.

Areas of study in Geology and Earth Sciences: Earth History, Mineralogy, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Landscapes, Geological Structures, Geological Mapping, and Volcanology.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Earth Sciences?

Geologists develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and technical skills to work in career fields that include environmental protection, environmental policy, conservation, hydrology, mining, natural resources, hazardous materials, consulting, research and development, education, and law.

Potential employers include: Petroleum industry, mining companies, engineering and consulting firms, public and private schools, colleges and universities, and government agencies, such as the Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Mines, and the Environmental Protection Agency. For more, please visit

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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