Faculty: Beth Norman (FS); Tom Bush (PY)
Geology, the science of the Earth, is an organized body of knowledge about the world on which we live and its relationship to the rest of the universe. It is the study of the history of life; about the interaction of the mountains, plains, atmosphere and ocean; and about the succession of physical events that accompanies the orderly development of life.
Courses in geology include field trips and laboratory study of minerals, rocks, fossils and maps. Courses qualify to help meet the science requirement of an associate degree and/or transfer to four-year institutions. Pierce College offers geology with a general emphasis.
Students planning to transfer should complete AS-T or AA-DTA degree requirements and must check with the transfer institution regarding specific course needs and transferable credits.