Program at a Glance

Program Type
2-year Associate Degree
Area of Study
College & University Transfer
Science, Math, & Engineering
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Prepare to Study the Earth as a Geologist

Learn about the Earth’s physical structure and its processes with this science track.

Why Choose Germanna

Germanna’s Geology program integrates labs into its coursework, which allows you to receive hands-on experience while learning the composition and structure of the Earth and other geology principles. Credits earned in this program are easily transferable to a four-year school of your choice.

Career Options for Geology Degree

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Geologist: Studies the composition, structure, and other physical attributes of the earth, including rocks and minerals.
  • Environmental Consultant: Provides expert assessment and advisory services for clients on matters pertaining to the management of environmental issues. 

Transferring After Germanna

Visit our Transfer Services page to learn more about transferring after Germanna. Explore over 45 partner colleges and universities and review Germanna's guaranteed admission agreements.

What You’ll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Composition and structure of the Earth
  • Formation of rocks and minerals
  • Understanding of erosion, weathering, and crustal deformation
  • Evolution of the Earth
Course Highlights
College Success Skills
English and Communication
Physical Geology
General Chemistry

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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We’re thinking differently at Germanna and shaping an entirely new approach to career-focused education. Our faculty has extensive teaching experience and can break down complex concepts as you gain more knowledge of the field.
Work Experience
Work experience can help you identify areas of opportunity for advancement. At Germanna, education and training are available for any stage of your career.
Technical Training
Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
Associate's Degree
Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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