Dec 13, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Geology A.S.


If you are a full-time student and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)   4
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list. 3
MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)  or
MATH 1613 - Precalculus II (A)  or
MATH 1715 - Precalculus I and II (A)  or
MATH 2114 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (A)  
Math placement is dependent on high school math completed, math placement or ACT test scores, and previous college-level math courses completed.  It is important to meet with an academic advisor before selecting your MATH course.  Students planning to transfer to OSU to complete a B.S. in Geology will need MATH 2114.
3-5
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 16-18

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
GEOL 1024 - General Geology (Historical) (L)   4
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1613 - Precalculus II (A)  
MATH 2114 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (A)  
MATH 2124 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (A)  
Students planning to transfer to OSU will need MATH 2124.  This is a prerequisite for PHYS 2124 Engineering Physics II which is required by OSU.
3-4
Total Credit Hours 13-14

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)   5
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)  or PHYS 2034 - Engineering Physics I (L) *
*Required by OSU
4
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry II (L)   5
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list. 3
PHYS 1214 - General Physics II (L)  or PHYS 2124 - Engineering Physics II (L) *
*Required by OSU
4
Recommended General Education Elective.  Select CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  - OR - select three (3) credit hours from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives .  See Note^ below. 3-4
Total Credit Hours 15
^Note:  Students must complete a total of 60 hours to graduate.  Taking CSCI 1203 or another three credit hour course for your Recommended General Education Elective may leave you with 59 hours.  If a one-hour course is needed, GEOL 2021 - Map and Airphoto Interpretation  is recommended.  If you have demonstrated computer proficiency and do not need CSCI 1203, the following four-hour courses are recommended as electives:
ASTR 1104 - General Astronomy  
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 2344 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
 

Milestone

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree will transfer to several Oklahoma universities, including Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma. You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.