Earth Sciences Focus Award

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The Earth Science Focus Award is designed to provide an in-depth appreciation for the diverse scientific disciplines dedicated to the study of our home planet. The objective of the focus award is to provide students the opportunity to discover areas of interest and to identify potential academic tracks and career choices within Earth sciences. The Earth Science Focus Award along with supporting courses in science and math prepares students interested in majoring in the Earth sciences at the bachelor's degree level. Students should work with their transfer institution to fully develop an academic plan that meets their goals. The Geology & General Science Subject Area Committee offers three tracks of the Earth Science Focus award which are listed below.

A focus award is not a state approved award and will not appear on a student's transcript.  

To apply for the Earth Studies Focus Award please complete an application form. (need url for application form) 

For more information, contact Lalo Guerrero  (lalo.guerrero@pcc.edu) Geology and General Science.

Earth Studies Focus Award Requirements

To receive the Earth Studies Focus Award, a student must complete 17 credits by completing one of the three tracks.

Solid Earth 

G 201Earth Materials and Tectonics4
G 202Earth Surface Processes4
G 203Evolution of Planet Earth4
GEO 170Maps and Geospatial Concepts4
or GEO 265 Introduction to GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
G 200DGeology Field Studies *1
or G 298A Geology Independent Study
Total Credits17

* Any version of G 200 is acceptable  ( e.g G 200E or G200F or G 200G or any other version).

Fluid Earth  

G 184Global Climate Change4
GS 108Physical Science (Oceanography)4
or GS 109 Physical Science (Meteorology)
G 202Earth Surface Processes4
GEO 170Maps and Geospatial Concepts4
or GEO 265 Introduction to GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
G 200DGeology Field Studies *1
or G 298A Geology Independent Study
Total Credits17

* Any version of G 200 is acceptable  ( e.g G 200E or G200F or G 200G or any other version).

Planetary Science 

GS 107Physical Science (Astronomy)4
G 201Earth Materials and Tectonics4
G 203Evolution of Planet Earth4
GEO 170Maps and Geospatial Concepts4
or GEO 265 Introduction to GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
G 200DGeology Field Studies *1
or G 298A Geology Independent Study
Total Credits17

* Any version of G 200 is acceptable  ( e.g G 200E or G200F or G 200G or any other version).