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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Geology plays a role in every aspect of your life. Materials that you use every day, oil, metals, soaps, etc., all come from natural resources that have been discovered and mined by geologists. The understanding of how the interior and exterior of the planet works helps geologist locate these resources. In addition, many of the hazards facing the world today, including earthquakes, volcanoes and the changing climate are better understood through geology.

The Geology program at MCC is ideal for the student who wants to major in geology at a four-year university or simply wants to expand their knowledge in this discipline. Contact the Physical Science Department for more information, advising, and to get started today.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Geology program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Geology Geology Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Earth and Space Exploration (Geological Sciences)
(Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona Geosciences (Geology Emphasis)
(Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Geology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Science Teachers


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Geology program is available through the Physical Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.