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Earth Science
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

What will students learn if they study Earth Science?
Students will study the Earth as a giant, multi-dimensional system. Because knowledge about our planet and how it works is necessary to our survival and well-being, Earth and its natural resources will be the focus of this program.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?
A passing score on the College’s placement mathematics test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT 013 and MAT 014 is required for all Earth Science majors. In addition, a high school laboratory science course with a minimum grade of “C” or better is required.

Can Earth Science majors transfer to a four-year college or university?
A New Jersey statewide transfer agreement ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree, and will have completed all of lower-division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an academic advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the Earth Science degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.