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.

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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.


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


18 Months

If full time

4 semesters if full-time
15-16 credits per semester

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants, and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

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

Will I be ready to transfer?

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

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
First-Generation Student Success
Notable Alumni: Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center
CTE Programs Lead River to Prestigious Scholarship Opportunity

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.

Cheryl Resnick, Professor, Math, Science, Engineering
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.

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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