Why Study Geology

Geologists are scientific detectives who try to reveal the past and the future of the Earth. Geology attracts people who wish to study the dynamics of the Earth we live on, its resources, and the most economic and sustainable way to use these resources.

Geology is a field-based, multi-disciplinary science that integrates the principles of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics in the study of Earth processes and history. Geologists and geoscientists study a broad range of topics including plate tectonics, glaciers, floods, groundwater flow – even dinosaur evolution.

Getting Started

Always check course prerequisites when planning your schedule of classes. To view course prerequisites, check the listings in the department's course catalog. Plan well in advance to submit your prerequisite clearance request form if you think you've already met the prerequisite requirement through another college.

To clear your prerequisites, you may send your completed form with unofficial transcripts to the Admissions Office Evaluations Unit at daclearprereq@deanza.edu or to the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Division at dapsme@deanza.edu.

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