Field Geology (Certificate)
Are you interested in geology-related careers, internships or graduate school opportunities? Enhance your prospects with this program that emphasizes necessary field-based geologic skills.
The certificate program in field geology prepares undergraduate students with the core knowledge base and field experience to identify, describe, collect and interpret a variety of types of geological field data.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
Additional enrollment requirements include completion of the following courses or their equivalencies with a "C" or better (scale is 4.00 = "A"):
GLG 101 Introduction to Geology I (Physical) and GLG 103 Introduction to Geology I Lab or
SES 121 Earth, Solar System and Universe and SES 123 Earth, Solar System and Universe Lab
AND GLG 321 Mineralogy and GLG 451 Field Geology I.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
The certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours. At least 12 credit hours must be completed in upper-division coursework and at least nine credit hours must be completed at ASU. At least six upper-division hours in the certificate must be completed in courses offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required for each course used to fulfill a certificate requirement.
Required Courses -- 9 credit hours
Electives (choose two) -- 6 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
Courses not completed at ASU must be approved for use in this certificate.