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Educational Composition… Explore the Earth at Sinclair!

Sinclair Community College offers an associate degree program focused on the geological science field. With in-depth geological study courses and lab experiences, you will gain a breadth of knowledge in this science and its related subjects. Our department also works to include practical experience through on-site field trips. With these great academic courses and opportunities, you are sure to gain the hands-on experience necessary for entrance and advancement in further collegiate studies or employment.

This program might be for you if:

  • You are interested in the study of science, particularly of the composition of Earth’s materials.
  • You like to explore and experiment to learn new things about the world around you.
  • You would like to gain hands-on experience in an Earth science field.
  • You often wonder about the world around you—the structure, evolution, and even environmental problems.

Our geology program is not only meant for those students pursuing degrees in the science or working as a geologist. Geology students often go on to study and work in the field anthropology or even history. In addition, students interested in pursuing the first two years of a program leading to a professional degree often tart with one of Sinclair’s many scientific degree programs. If you are interested in starting a program with that intent, you should first meet with an academic advisor to plan your program.

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Certificate Programs

No Certificates Currently Offered

Even though there are no certificate programs currently being offered, there are still options if you would like to learn more about the study of geology. If you would just like to learn more about the program by taking a few classes or even find out what classes you could take to supplement another program or your current career path, academic advisors can assist you in finding the classes right for you.

The geology department does offer an Associate of Science degree program emphasis in geological studies. View the degree programs tab to learn more.

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Degree Programs

Associate of Science - Geology (94 credit hours)

This program allows you to earn an Associate of Science degree in liberal arts and sciences with a geology emphasis. In addition to the academic requirements for the liberal arts and sciences degree, this program requires you to take additional geology courses and labs to strengthen the Earth science foundation. The additional focused courses help provide students with a more in-depth look at geological sciences through laboratory and field experiences.

It was designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college of university to pursue bachelor’s degree program in geology, another science field, anthropology, or even some pre-professional degree programs.

Program Outcomes:

  • Have the ability to think logically and problem solve using analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Recognize and articulate an understanding of the increasing interdependence of world cultures and their consequences.
  • Learn to achieve group goals in a variety of social contexts.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in accomplishing goals.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in a variety of ways with variety audiences through writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy, and information literacy.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including many in geology and other scientific fields, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the geology program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: