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Geology

Transfer - Associate in Science

Program Overview

Is a bachelor’s degree in geology in your future? Delta is a great place to start. When it’s time to transfer, you will have earned an Associate in Science degree to take with you.

Geology is a science that involves the study of the earth's makeup and the earth's history. You can earn an Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in geology, then transfer to a four-year institution to continue with your geology studies.

Delta College geology offerings include field courses in and around the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, focusing on Michigan geology and geography, as well as destinations throughout North America.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in geology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the Earth. You may use geological, physics and mathematics knowledge in the exploration for oil, gas, minerals or underground water, as well as in in waste disposal, land reclamation or other environmental problems. Study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans and its magnetic, electrical and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists and seismologists.

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Test or analyze geological samples, crude oil or minerals to detect the presence of petroleum, gas or mineral deposits indicating the potential for exploration or production, or to determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Research the distribution, circulation and physical properties of underground and surface waters. Study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on! 

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

High-quality science faculty and courses
Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices. Many classes offer interactive lecture, activity and hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine, and more.
Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!  

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.  

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

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Delta is nationally recognized as one of America's leading community colleges.