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Geology GLGE.S.AS

Associate of Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Geology
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

The Associate of Science degree in Geology is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a Baccalaureate Degree Program in the Earth Sciences. The curriculum approximates the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate fundamental understanding of plate tectonic theory as it relates to: --the rock cycle --deformation and earthquakes --the hydrologic cycle
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the geologic time scale as it applies to Earth history such as: --deep time and solar nebula theory --timing and sequence of major geologic and biologic events
  • Demonstrate competence of basic geologic skills such as: --identification of minerals, rocks and fossils --interpretation of topographic maps, geologic maps and depositional environments

Career Opportunities

Careers in the Earth Sciences are highly diverse and in global demand. They can be found at local, state and federal levels, in private industry, and in education. Natural resource sustainability, global climate change, natural hazard management, water supply issues, and contamination remediation are continuing to be pressing, global issues that require involvement from Earth Scientists. Earth scientists also play an important role in the development of environmental policies and regulations.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
CHE 1211 General Chemistry I 5
CHE 1221 General Chemistry II 5
CHE 1251 Lab for General Chemistry I 0
CHE 1261 Lab for General Chemistry II 0
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
GLG 1101 Physical Geology 4
GLG 1111 Physical Geology Laboratory 0
GLG 1201 Historical Geology 4
GLG 1211 Historical Geology Laboratory 0
MAT 2270 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
MAT 2280 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
PHY 2201 General Physics I 5
PHY 2202 General Physics II 5
PHY 2207 Lab for General Physics I 0
PHY 2208 Lab for General Physics II 0
Multicultural Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.