Geology is so much more than rocks - geology is the study of our entire physical planet. This discipline aims to understand Earth's history and to explain the natural processes in action around us every day. From earthquakes and volcanoes to deep ocean trenches and colossal mountains - geologists study it all.
Many geology courses offered at Collin College will satisfy part of the General Education Core requirement for Life & Physical Sciences. Studying geology provides a background for careers in natural resources, meteorology, energy, engineering, geophysics, environmental sciences, and education.
Students should visit with a Collin College academic advisor for more information about the General Education Core, transferring to a four-year college / university, or completing your associate's degree.
Our Augmented Reality Sandbox helps students look at topography in a new way by creating landforms and manipulating topographic lines in real time.
We offer courses geared towards non-science majors, science majors, and potential geology majors.
An introductory survey of the Earth science disciplines geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. GEOL 1401 is also offered as a blended course.
An extension of the study of geology, astronomy, meteorology and oceanography, focusing on natural resources, natural hazards, and climate variability.
An introduction to the study of the materials and processes that have modified and shaped the surface and interior of Earth over time.
A comprehensive survey of the history of life and major events in the physical development of Earth as interpreted from rocks and fossils.
A study of aspects of the ocean including: origins, plate tectonics, sediments, seawater chemistry, currents, waves, tides, coastal features, ecosystems, and resources.
An examination of the Earth's atmosphere, global climate, and associated environmental factors.
A lecture survey of the forces, including humans, that shape our physical and biologic environment, and how they affect life on Earth.
These online resources are intended for use as study supplements; they do not substitute for the experience you will gain in the laboratory.