Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Geosciences - Associate of Science


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Geosciences is a wide-ranging multidisciplinary field which encompasses exciting career paths in such areas as environmental science, natural resource management, oceanography, meteorology, remote sensing, oil and gas exploration, and natural disaster containment and abatement to name a few. Studies for this degree will provide ample opportunities for students to improve skills demanded by continued engagement in this field at a higher academic level.

Additionally, students seeking a degree in Geosciences will find their career paths better defined and be able to determine, at an earlier stage, what direction they would like their future to take.

Finally, the framework provided through a degree in Geosciences will lead to less issues in transferring to a 4-year school thereby improving graduation rates. It will also improve the efficacy and efficiency of student efforts leading to reduced student loan debt and allowing the student to become a productive member of society more quickly.

 

First Year Fall


Meet with your academic advisor or department chair to obtain a copy of your desired transfer university degree plan and to determine the GPA needed to transfer to your desired university.

16 Week Classes


1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 14 Hours


First Year Spring


Schedule a campus tour with the transfer university.

16-Week classes


1st 8-Week classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 14


First Year Summer


The following courses may also be taken during any Fall or Spring semester. 

  • Social and Behavioral Science Core Elective 3 credit hours. FY, 2 (080)
  • Language, Philosophy and Culture Core Elective 3 credit hours. FY, 2 (040)

Total Hours: 6


Second Year Fall


Please talk to a Temple College advisor about your Temple College graduation and your university-specific transfer courses. Confirm courses for completion of AS Geosciences Degree.  Start applying for admission to transfer university and send first official transcript to transfer university. 

16-Week Classes


  • Geosciences Restrictive Elective 3 credit hours. 2,5,6
  • Geosciences Restrictive Elective 3 credit hours. 2,5,6

1st 8-Week Classes


  • Creative Arts Core Elective 3 credit hours. FY, 2 (050)

2nd 8-Week Classes


  • None 

Total Hours: 13


Second Year Spring


Please talk to a Temple College advisor about your Temple College graduation and your university-specific transfer courses.   Apply for graduation for AS Geosciences.  Confirm admission to transfer university, and send final official transcript to transfer university at end of semester. 

16-Week classes


  • Geosciences Restricted Elective 3 credit hours. 2,5,6

2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 13


Second year Summer


  • Complete any necessary courses that you have elected to move to this semester. 

Total Hours: 0


Grand Total Hours: 60


1   Must successfully complete the course in order to progress in the AS Geosciences degree.

Meet with an academic advisor or department chair to discuss requirement to determine which Physics course/s are required by your transfer university program.  University Physics should substitute for College Physics at the transfer university and will keep more                options open for the future.                

 Choose a Communications Core elective from one of the following:

  • ENGL 1302 Composition 2 3 credit hours.
  • ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3 credit hours. 

4 Choose a Mathematics Core and Mathematics Restrictive Elective from one of the following:

  • MATH 2414 Calculus II 4 credit hours. 
  • MATH 2415 Calculus III 4 credit hours. 

​   Second year physics course prerequisite will influence this decision. 

Choose from the following Geosciences Restricted Electives.

  • ASTR 1304 / 1104 or
  • PHYS 1304 / 1104 Solar Systems 3-4 credit hours. 
  • CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4 credit hours. 
  • CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4 credit hours. 
  • GEOL 1305 / GEOL 1105 or
  • ENVR 1301 / 1101 Environmental Science 3-4 credit hours. 
  • GEOL 1345 Meteorology 3 credit hours.
  • GEOL 1347 Oceanography 3 credit hours. 
  • MATH 2415 Calculus III 4 credit hours

    Credit cannot be received in both cross-listed courses. 

    Be careful to assure the appropriate number of labs are undertaken. 

    Individuals are strongly encouraged to consider CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412.

Consider completing Math 2414 Calculus II if you could not take it in the preceding Spring semester or completing the Calculus Sequence by taking   MATH 2415 Calculus III.  Courses may need to be moved to this semester to accomplish this. 

FY  Courses will be offered on a continuous basis so that the student can complete them in any Spring or Fall semester. 

010-090 - Core Curriculum numbering system. 

Transfer Outlook

AS  Geosciences (GEOSCI) can lead to university transfer for a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Geological Sciences, .  AS GEOSCI is also ideal for students interested in corporate roles in oil/gas, maintaining parks, and reviewing environmental protection.  AS GEOSCI students interested in these bachelor’s degrees must work with an academic advisor or department chair to determine transferrable coursework.

Career Outlook

Environmental Protection Tech - $48,612*  w/Bachelor’s Degree

Environmental Scientist- $73,174*  w/Bachelor’s Degree

Conservation Scientist - $69,567* w/Bachelor’s Degree

*Based on entry wages for Central Texas

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