Do you like to learn about the earth? Are you interested in what shapes the natural world and environment?

DVC's geology program is a great start! This program gives you a solid foundation in the earth's composition and processes. Our AS degrees provide the groundwork for transfer into any number of earth science disciplines at four-year schools. You will grow your knowledge through classes in geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics This field gives you many career options. Most career options require more than two years of college study.

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Career Opportunities

The geology program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Environmental Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Planetary Scientist


Change your life with a geology degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.