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Why Choose WWCC for Geology?

When you study Geology at WWCC, you’ll have the chance to explore the Pacific Northwest’s unique geologic history. You’ll do field trips and lab work in the outdoors. And you’ll learn about everything from earthquakes to volcanoes, glaciers to mountains, evolution to plate tectonics. Whether you’re working toward a science degree or not, we have courses suited to your experience level. If you want to explore the Earth and dig into the world beneath our feet, it all starts with Geology.

Careers in Geology

Dig in to an Exciting Science Career

As a geologist, you could have a career in the outdoors doing fieldwork. Or you could work in a lab as a research assistant or technician. With experience, you might become a project leader, program manager or researcher. People with degrees in Geology study the history of the Earth. They work to solve environmental problems caused by humans. And they work as engineers in the mining and petroleum industries. For a career that lets you be outdoors, travel to interesting places and answer important scientific questions, Geology is a great choice.

Certificates & Degrees in Geology

If you want a Geology career, chances are you’ll need a master’s degree or more. WWCC offers transfer degrees that can get you where you need to go — with less debt. If your next step is a Bachelor of Science, you might want a more science-focused associate degree. If your next step is a Bachelor of Arts, you might want a more liberal arts-focused associate degree. Talk with your advisor about your long-term goals to decide which is right for you.

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Geology Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge foundational to physical, life and/or sports sciences.
  • Test hypotheses in the laboratory or field using discipline-specific tools and techniques for data collection and analysis.
  • Use empirical evidence or mathematical models generated from observable phenomena to reach an informed conclusion.
  • Evaluate the validity of scientific information and reflect upon its implications.
  • Communicate scientific information effectively using written, oral, and/or visual forms.
  • Make decisions and propose solutions based on science regarding their own personal health as well as issues that impact their communities.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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