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Geology

Associate in Science

Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its composition, history, and the dynamic forces which shape it's surface and interior. Geology is a discipline that attracts women and men who love the outdoors and thrive on practical challenges. Geologists find, develop, and conserve natural resources, investigate, monitor and protect our water supplies, and work to lessen the effects of natural hazards. The goal of the geology discipline at MCC is to provide an introduction and appreciation for the natural world and give interested students the background necessary to pursue a career in the earth sciences.

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Degree Information

Credit Hours: 65 / 66

Contact Hours: 84 / 86

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102


Estimated In-District Pathway Cost:* $13,997.97

*Calculations are based on full-time enrollment, in-district tuition rates, and progression according to the Degree Pathway. Changes in course-taking behavior, residency status, and other factors may impact total costs.

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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Year One
Winter
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Year One
Spring / Summer
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Total 8 12
Year Two
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Total16 / 1720 / 21
Year Two
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Total1216 / 17
Notes
* Spring
**Summer
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