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2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Geology Option, A.S. - Science/Mathematics


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This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, majoring in Geology or a related science.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Science is an evidence-based way of thinking about the natural world and understanding how it operates.
  • Science is a process with rules of operation that allow our understanding of the natural world to evolve.
  • Science is based on reproducible evidence and observations that contain uncertainties.
  • The sciences are related to each other, mathematics, and everyday life.
  • Science is driven by globalization, technology, and new instrumentation and measurement tools.
  • Scientific meanings of theory and law are different than popular meanings.

First Year


Total Semester Hours: 14


Winter Session


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 17


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 14


Summer Semester


Total Program Hours: 60


Humanities General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Social Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Option Electives (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Geology Electives in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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