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Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

2015-2016 Reminder to Complete FAFSA for Upcoming Academic Year
The Office of Financial Aid at Charter Oak State College would like to remind you that the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Geology

This concentration follows traditional college curricula from foundation courses through advanced study with credits earned at the appropriate levels. Courses should include physical geology, historical geology, and petrology or stratigraphy. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Introduction to Physical Geology 3 lower-level credits
Evolution of Earth 3 lower-level credits
Mineralogy 3 lower-level credits
Petrology 3 upper-level credits
Environmental Geology 3 upper-level credits
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology 3 upper-level credits
Tectonics 3 upper-level credits
Field Geology 2-3 upper-level credits
Electives in Geology 9 lower/upper-level credits
Capstone - GLY 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3 upper-level credits
Co-requisite: 1 year of Chemistry  
Co-requisite: Mechanical Physics  
Co-requisite: Calculus 1 and 2  

Recommended: Computer Literacy

Note: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Geology will be able to:
  1. apply and interpret relative and absolute dating techniques with respect to the geologic record;
  2. identify basic rock types and minerals (common sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks; common rock forming minerals);
  3. explain basic earth processes in a plate tectonic context, including the rock cycle, mountain building, and patterns of earthquake and volcano occurrence;
  4. demonstrate familiarity with global and regional geology, including geologic time, major events in earth history, and the evolution of life;
  5. apply geological knowledge to current environmental issues, such as water quality, geological hazards, natural resources, and the evolution of life; and
  6. describe geological phenomena in terms of the physical and chemical processes, which drive them.