Geology courses at Irvine Valley College provide academic instruction in basic geological concepts and theories and provide a solid foundation for students’ preparing for further academic study of the discipline.
Introductory courses range from survey courses in earth science, to field geology courses that explore California and our national parks and monuments, to the study of natural hazards. More specialized courses examine the physical and biological evolution of the planet Earth, and rocks and minerals found in its crust. The curriculum also includes a wide range of popular field courses within California and other areas in western North America.
Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an AS-T in Geology degree, students must:
Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and