Geology

Associate in Science (Transfer)

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future. Dig into Earth’s history with experienced instructors at ICC, while you prepare for the next step in your academic path.

700
Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The Geology program prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities. In addition to positions traditionally available in energy production, professional careers exist in governmental agencies, environmental firms, educational institutions, and museums, along with various industrial and resource companies.

A Quality Education

Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.

Involvement

As a member of the Student Association for the Environment (SAFE) you’ll put your environmental knowledge, skills, and interest to practice in our local ecosystem while fostering friendships among like-minded classmates.

Career Opportunities

Geologist, Paleontologist, Hydrologist, Volcanologist, Soil Scientist, Planetary Geologist, U.S. Geologic Survey, National Park Service, Coast and Geodetic Survey, Bureau of Mines, environmental agencies, museums, industrial firms

COMPLETION TIME

18 Months

If full time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Coaches help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$9,600

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

15

Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Driving Educational Equity: Dual Credit Expansion and Virtual Reality EMT Training
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Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
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First-Generation Student Success
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Notable Alumni: Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center
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I’m proud to continue the tradition of field-based learning provided at Illinois Central College. Our field course has been offered since 1977 and provides hands-on experience to learn the concepts of geology.

Professor Cheryl Resnick
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Geology Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions

Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm