Geology/Environmental Science/Oceanography Program

Welcome to the Geology/Environmental Science/Oceanography program of Red Rocks Community College. Our program offers courses leading to an Associate of Science in Geology (see new designated degree in Geology below), which provides the first two years of course work towards a Bachelor of Science degree. We invite you to explore the options this program has to offer by clicking on the links below and to the left. Geology is a program within the Science Department, which is located at the Lakewood campus, 2nd floor. 

Get more information about our Geology Course Offerings:

Summer and Fall 2016 Geology Classes (flyer)

Oceanography Fall 2016 Flyer

Degree in Geology


  • Associate of Science - Geology Area of Study

Please click here to view the Geology degree.

Career Path

  • academia/research
  • petroleum exploration
  • mineral exploration
  • coal exploration
  • industrial minerals exploration
  • hydrogeology

Click here to see more careers.

Guaranteed Transfer

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.  Also take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!