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Associate in Science (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
The Geology course of study at Illinois Central College is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. During the two years at Illinois Central College, the student concentrates on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics, and meets the requirements for the Associate in Science degree. The Geology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of career opportunities. In addition to the positions traditionally available in petroleum and coal production, professional careers exist with: (1) governmental agencies, including the U.S. Geologic Survey, state geological surveys, the National Park Service, the Coast and Geodedic Survey, and the Bureau of Mines, (2) planning organizations, (3) environmental agencies, (4) educational institutions, (5) museums, and (6) various industrial firms.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
EASC 116; MATH 165; CHEM 130; ENGL 110

Spring Semester 1:
MATH 222; CHEM 132; ENGL 111; Social Science

Fall Semester 2:
PHYS 120; BIOL 130; Humanities; Fine Arts; Social Science

Spring Semester 2:
PHYS 121; COMM 110; Electives; Social Science; Humanities/Fine Arts


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
BIOL 130GENERAL ZOOLOGY 4
CHEM 130GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
MATH 165PRECALCULUS 5
MATH 222CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I 5
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
CHEM 132GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
EASC 116INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY 4
PHYS 120GENERAL PHYSICS 5
PHYS 121GENERAL PHYSICS 5
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVE 1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

For Program Information Contact:
Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309)694-5365