Program: Geology



The Department of Physical Science offers an Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer Degree. The Transfer degree assures enrollment and transfer opportunities at California State Universities. The geology major at LBCC provides students with authentic laboratory and field experiences that serve as the foundation for geologic understanding and reasoning. The Geology program offers several courses that prepare geology students for upper-division geology courses offered at 4-year institutions.

Degrees & Certificates

Geology (AS-T)

Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Geology 

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree at Long Beach City College is designed to prepare students with a general education in the principles, concepts, and methodologies of geology. This degree is designed to increase students’ understanding of the earth and to continue their education toward upper-division courses in the Earth Sciences. Students will have guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer degree will prepare students for meaningful career employment and will facilitate transfer in a related major if desired. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Differentiate between unsupported opinion and verifiable scientific fact supported by observations, experiments, and scientific theory. 
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the field of geology by applying basic geologic concepts verbally and in writing.