Geology

Geologists study the earth to better understand its history, composition and structure. Within the geology field, there are different areas of focus - mineralogists who study rocks, minerals and stones; paleontologists who determine what the earth was like during prehistoric times; and ecologists who strive to protect the environment are just a few.

The science of geology applies to many areas including:

  • Petroleum industry
  • Natural gas industry
  • Oil companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Environmental firms
  • Construction
  • Teaching
  • Research

MCC offers a range of geology electives to choose from including: physical geology, environment, oceanography and photovoltaics systems.

Our MCC-Blue River campus includes a wind turbine and solar panels so you can gain hands-on training. Many electives include trips outside the classroom to make learning more interactive.

Our geology program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that will transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows for 17 hours of elective courses to enable you to focus on your geology interests.

Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

Transfer made simple

Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.

We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.

Learn more about MCC's seamless transfer

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.

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