Associate in Science (Transfer)

Geology is the science that lets you examine processes that can be glacially slow or volcanic and sudden. Dig into Earth’s structure and evolution with ICC’s experienced instructors. What you learn about magma, minerals, oil and soil will be a great foundation for your life and work.

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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.

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


24 Months

If full time

4 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)

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 2022-23

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

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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.

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 600 scholarships.

What Can I Expect as a Geology Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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