Earth Scientists often work in the field – perhaps climbing mountains, exploring the seabed, crawling through caves, or wading through swamps.  Help understand the world we live in, gain the appreciation for the inner workings of our planet, and unravel complex problems.

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

AS Coastal Oceanographic Studies

Designed to focus on coastal marine environments.

AS Climatological and Meteorological Studies

This degree studies the many natural processes of scientific influences on climate and weather on Earth.

AA Earth System Science

This academic plan is intended to support students interested in transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a field related to Earth System Sciences (i.e. Earth Science, Planetary Science, etc.).

AS Geographic Information Systems

Provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience in the application of GIS.

Certificate: Geographic Information Systems

Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply principles, methods and tools of geographic information systems.

AAT Geography

This degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Geography or a similar major.

AS Geologic Field Studies

This degree provides the background necessary to apply basic scientific principles centered on the geological sciences.

AST Geology

Provides students with a common core of lower division course required to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Geology in the CSU system.

AA Meteorology/Climatology

This academic plan is intended to support students interested in transferring and majoring in Atmospheric Science at a four-year university.

AA Oceanography

This degree provides a foundation that can be applied to an Oceanography bachelor’s degree or a more specialized bachelor’s degree such as Marine Biology or Marine Fisheries.

AA Science Teacher – Earth

This degree prepares students to transfer as they prepare for a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science, Earth Science Concentration.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!