photo - CMC student hiking in the high country above Leadville.

Associate of Science Geology Program at Colorado Mountain College

Study Geoscience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Are you fascinated earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and other landscapes? Are you interested in cleaning up the environment, protecting water resources, and mitigating natural hazards? Are you interested in exploring the world for mineral and petroleum resources?

Geology is the science of understanding the processes that occur on Earth and also how they affect society. Geologist examine processes that occur from the core to the surface of the earth.

A career in geosciences provides a gateway to numerous opportunities that are rewarding and intriguing if you have a passion for the Earth and its interactions.

Immerse yourself in a variety of classroom, laboratory, and field experiences during your time working towards the A.S. Geology degree. Geology is continuously growing to accommodate the needs of both society and the environment.

photo - Arches National Park in Utah; example point of geological interest


Answers to common questions


Learn about Geoscience jobs

Most geoscientists specialize in one aspect of geology for the following are the most common areas of focus:

  • Geologist (Sedimentology, petrology, stratigraphy, tectonics, structural geology, etc.)
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Paleontology
  • Engineering geology
  • Environmental geology
  • Petroleum geology
  • Seismology
  • Oceanography

Detailed information related to each specialty can be found online at the American Geosciences Institute (AGI).