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The geology major at Diablo Valley College (DVC) prepares students to transfer to a University of California, California State University, or other baccalaureate-granting college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in geology or other earth science. The geology major at DVC consists of at least 38 units of study, including 8 units of geology where students will learn the fundamentals of geologic science and gain hands-on experience in geology laboratories. In addition, students will complete a year of calculus courses, a year of chemistry courses, and a year of physics courses that are typically required for a bachelor’s degree at baccalaureate-granting institutions. A list of electives including courses such as California Geology, Maps and Cartography, or Introduction to Field Geology allows the student to explore specific fields of greater interest.

The DVC geology major is intended for transfer. Students who intend to transfer must consult with a program advisor or counselor to ensure that the requirements for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions of their choice are met. Students who intend to transfer are advised to select General Education Option 2 (IGETC) or Option 3 (CSU GE). Option 1 (DVC General Education) is not generally advised. To earn an associate in science degree with a major in geology, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major. Certain courses may satisfy both major and general education requirements; however, the units are only counted once.

Students completing the program will be able to...

A. identify, describe, and classify earth materials, formations, and structures and interpret them in terms of geologic processes.

B. synthesize information from a variety of physical science disciplines to solve geologic problems.

C. develop and demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills required for transfer into a four-year geologic science program.

Possible career opportunities

Geologists work in exploration for oil, natural gas, coal and uranium for energy, and for metals used in everyday life. They search for clean sources of groundwater for drinking and agriculture (hydrology). They seek to understand geologic hazards and how to mitigate them (seismology, flood and landslide control, and volcanology). They work to monitor and clean up pollutants in soil, groundwater and surface water. Currently, the best employment opportunities are in hydrology and pollution control. Many career options may require more than two years of college study.

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Diablo Valley College

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (2 yıl)

Okul ücreti
US$8,304.00 (TRY 111,808) Yıllık
Tuition and fees based on 12 units/semester

*Gösterilen fiyat gösterge amaçlıdır, lütfen kurum tarafından kontrol ediniz

Başlangıç tarihi

24 Ocak 2022


Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill Campus,

321 Golf Club Road,



94523, United States

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Graduation from a U.S. high school with grades of C or higher in academic English (not ESL) or equivalent.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

A student is eligible for admission if he or she has graduated from a regionally accredited high school, or is 18 years of age or older and is no longer in high school, or has passed the State of California Certificate of Proficiency Test (CHSPE) or the General Educational Development Test (GED).

English proficiency

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) - 61
  • Paper based TOEFL (PBT)- 500
  • IELTS - Academic test - 5.5
  • ITEP - 3.5
  • IEC (International Education Center) - Completion of Adv. B level certificate
  • ELS Centers - Completion of EAP Level 109 certificate

Note from client: this is just for Fall 2020, but at least students will know they can still apply (in fact even a bit later probably).


Colleges of Contra Costa Hakkında

ABD’nin en iyi üniversitelerinde lisans derecelerine giden üniversiteye geçiş programları.

  • Üç devlet yüksekokulu ve bir yoğun İngilizce programı
  • San Francisco Körfez Bölgesinde mükemmel konum
  • İki yıl için yaklaşık 20.000 USD öğretim ücreti
  • Başarılı uluslararası öğrenciler UC Berkeley’e geçiş yapıyor

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