Earth Science

Associate in Science
Transfer Degree
Cost
$10,964*

Discover solutions, save the Earth

Gain insight into Earth’s processes and cosmic significance

Establish a strong and flexible foundation in natural and environmental sciences. Transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in a field such as geology, meteorology or astronomy.

Work wherever you choose! Earth Scientists are needed around the world (pun intended). You could work in rural or urban areas and in any sector—academic, for-profit, non-profit, research and more.

What can you do with an A.S. in Earth Science?

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Earth Science prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in geology, earth science or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    ESC 120 4
    MTH 123 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ESC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 123
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 122 3
    MTH 145 5
    BIO 120 4
    ESC 121 4
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 145
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ESC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    ESC 129 3
    ESC 140 4
    THE 121 3
    HUM 127 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ESC 129
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ESC 140
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code THE 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ESC 127 4
    ESC 128 3
    PHI 125 3
    ANT 224 3
    GEG 122 3
    • Course Code ESC 127
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ESC 128
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHI 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ANT 224
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code GEG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

60

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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Earth Science at CLC

Get the bigger picture

This transfer degree is just one possible way to study Earth Science. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

View the Earth Science program overview

Frequently asked questions

*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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