Geology Degree : Associate of Science

Red Rocks Community College offers an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Geology. The completion of the degree is appropriate for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in geology. You are urged to consult with a geology faculty advisor before beginning any program of study. Some courses might not be offered each semester. These courses provide the basic preparation leading to geology related careers.


Associate of Science

Recommended Course Sequence for Geology Degree With Designation

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

Career Path

  • Environmental geology
  • Petroleum exploration
  • Mineral exploration
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geological engineering
  • Academia (teaching or research)
  • Geophysics
  • Governmental
  • Paleontology
  • Volcanology
  • Seismology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Museum studies



About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.