Geology

The Geology area of study at Illinois Central College is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. During the two years at Illinois Central College, the student concentrates on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics, and meets the requirements for the Associate in Science degree. The Geology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of career opportunities. In addition to the positions traditionally available in petroleum and coal production, professional careers exist with: (1) governmental agencies, including the U.S. Geologic Survey, state geological surveys, the National Park Service, the Coast and Geodedic Survey, and the Bureau of Mines, (2) planning organizations, (3) environmental agencies, (4) educational institutions, (5) museums, and (6) various industrial firms.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 6
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
BIOL 130 GENERAL ZOOLOGY  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
EASC 116 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY  4
HUMANITIES * 3
FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
EASC 118 INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE  4
PHYS 120 GENERAL PHYSICS  5
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS  5

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1EASC 116; CHEM 130; ENGL 110; MATH 222
Spring Semester 1MATH 223; CHEM 132; ENGL 111; Humanities
Fall Semester 2PHYS 120; BIOL 130; Fine Arts; Social Science
Spring Semester 2PHYS 121; COMM 110 or COMM 212; EASC 118; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309)694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training