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Academic Department: Life And Earth Sciences
Main Office: SMN 300
Phone Ext: 7510
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

Geologists are curious about the world in which they live. The earth is their laboratory. Geology is the fundamental discipline used to explain the natural earth systems that shape our changing planet. Today the majority of geoscientists are employed in the environmental fields, but many are also employed in the exploration for and production of natural resources.

Career Options
Aerial Photo Interpreter, Earth Historian, Environmental Geologist, Exploration Geophysicist, Field Geologist, Geochemist, Geological Engineer, Geological Technician, Geology Drafter, Hydrologist, Laboratory Research Worker, Map Editor, Meteorologist, Mining Geologist, Oceanographer, Paleontological Assistant, Paleontologist, Park Naturalist, Petroleum Geologist, Petrologist, Prospector, Research Scientist, Scientific Illustrator, Sedimentologist, Seismologist, Soils Engineer, Teacher, Technical Writer, Tester, Weather Observer

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities

A.S. in Geology
While students may take classes at both campuses, the majority of courses required for the major are offered at the Kentfield Campus. Please note: Students are required to complete English 150 for the Associate degree. All students should consult a counselor.

Department Phone: (415) 485-9510

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
Newton, Steven F SMN 314 7526
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Fall 2019 81401 GEOL 103 - Environmental Geology 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 09:40 AM-11:00 AM KTD SMN 104 Newton, Steven
80923 GEOL 109 - General Oceanography 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 11:10 AM-12:30 PM KTD SMN 104 Newton, Steven
80822 GEOL 120 - Physical Geology 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 12:40 PM-02:00 PM KTD SMN 104 Newton, Steven
80823 GEOL 120 - Physical Geology 08/19/19-12/07/19 DE Newton, Steven
80824 GEOL 120L - Physical Geology Lab 08/19/19-12/07/19 Tu 02:10 PM-05:00 PM KTD SMN 104 Newton, Steven
83168 GEOL 129 - Field Study East/San Andreas 08/19/19-12/07/19 Sa OFF Staff, Marin
81693 GEOL 249A - Independent Study A 08/19/19-12/07/19 KTD Staff, Marin