Mining • Rocks and Minerals • Oil • Environment • Parks • Education
Key Program Features
Geology is the study of the Earth – its physical makeup, history and changes over time as well as the forces that affect it. The study of geology includes the history of the Earth’s formations, our climate and the evolution of life. Some of the career areas in geology are in oil, mining, environment, engineering, planning, state and federal regulation and protection, state geological surveys, parks and education. Since geology deals with the real world and students learn to logically deal with open-ended problems to make decisions, the skills learned transfer to a variety of other career fields as well. At LLCC, geology students can obtain a strong foundation to prepare them for transfer to a four-year college or university.
One sample career in geology is that of geological and petroleum technicians. According to U.S. Department of Labor employment projections, opportunities for geological and petroleum technicians are expected to grow 16.4 percent from 2016 to 2026. The 2017 median annual wage for geological and petroleum technicians was $54,190.
LLCC offers the following degree program in geology. Learn more about the required courses for this program:
- GEO 101 – Physical Geology, 4 credits
- GEO 102 – Historical Geology, 4 credits
- GEO 299 – Special Topics in Geology,1-4 credits
Investment in Your Future
Courses for the geology program have standard tuition rates. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), these courses have an in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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