Why PCC?

Completing your Associate of Science degree in Geology at PCC will allow you to take the same entry-level courses you’d study at a university. You’ll save thousands of dollars and enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes and personalized attention from your instructors. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer as a junior to one of the following four-year schools in Colorado to complete your bachelor’s degree in these areas:

  • Adams State University (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, Earth Sciences, Geology emphasis)
  • Colorado Mesa University (BS, Geosciences, Geology concentration)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (BS, Geology, Geology concentration)
  • Fort Lewis College (BS, Geology, Geology option)
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (BA, Geology)
  • University of Northern Colorado (BS, Earth Sciences, Geology emphasis)
  • Western State Colorado University (BA, Geology, Geology emphasis)

What will I learn?

Geology is the study of the Earth, its rocks, and the ways that they change over time. Geology students explore the movement of the Earth’s crust, the history of life on Earth, and past climates. This is important for mineral and fossil fuel exploration, managing water resources, and solving environmental problems. This program introduces you to geology and includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. The AS degree in Geology prepares you to complete the second half of a bachelor’s degree in Biology at a four-year university.

Degree requirements

Total credits: 60

General education core requirements – 36 credits
Additional required science and mathematics courses – 23 credits
Elective – 1 credit (determined by transferring institution)

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Geology:

Geology, AS (with Designation)

Award/Program Credits

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Science, Engineering & Math
Course Availability
Program Start
Every Semester
Program Length
4 Semesters


Department Chair
Nicholas Alfonso, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair
Shanda Vidmar