• Forestry Slider 2017
  • Pool Fun 2017
  • Money for College
  • Conference on Extraordinary Living 2017
  • Devona Culver - Welding Student
  • Student Services moves to Student Center
  • UCC Foundation Scholarships for Fall 2017
  • Natural Resources Slider 2017
  • Learning Skills Courses
  • Don't panic. Quick apply.

Apply Now

bookstore events ticketing
ucc foundation campus map campus directory
cwt News Center Donate

Geology: Transfer

geology
Source: UCC Instructor Karen R. Carroll

Geology is the science and study of the composition of the earth and of the physical and chemical processes that occur on the earth’s surface and inside the earth’s interior. It also includes astronomy, atmospheric science, and oceanography. The Science Department offers a wide range of lower division courses in the earth sciences.

Logan Wetherell

Spotlight on Student Success : Logan Wetherell

Logan found his passion for Geology while attending UCC. Now he is furthering his studies at the University of Oregon.
Get the details.

Careers

Earth Science programs provide a wide variety of employment opportunities, usually available after receiving a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

Employment in the mining and petroleum industries continues to expand rapidly, offering exciting opportunities for employment worldwide. Additional private industries hiring geologists include environmental remediation, engineering firms, and geological consulting firms.

Other strong areas of employment in the earth sciences include: state and federal government agencies, such as geologic surveys, oceanographic and space agencies, as well as state and national parks and monuments; research and teaching institutions, such as museums, colleges, and universities; and primary and secondary schools. Numerous non-traditional careers in earth sciences can be explored, including such areas as forensic science, science journalism, and environmental law.

Additional Information

The following links provide more information on geology and other earth science subjects:

Transfer Guide

UCC offers coursework approved for transfer to University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Southern Oregon University. You should consult with your UCC faculty advisor and a representative of the college or university to which you will transfer for any special requirements.

The Earth Science curriculum is designed so that you may complete one or two years of study depending on your level of preparation before transferring to a four-year institution.

Money for College

Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.

  • Scholarships and FAFSA (Sources of free money for college. Application times. FAFSA.)
  • UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
  • Work Study (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
  • Financial Advice (Tips on managing your money wisely and staying out of debt.) 

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:

• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Karen R. Carroll - Contact
Assistant Professor, Science
Phone: 541-440-4654

Ken Carloni - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Science
Phone: 541-440-7641

Get connected with the UCC community

  • Dr. Debra Thatcher
    Dr. Debra Thatcher
    President
  • Dr. Kacy Crabtree
    Dr. Kacy Crabtree
    Provost
  • April Hamlin
    April Hamlin
    Dean of Student Services
  • Susan Taylor
    Susan Taylor
    Director, UCC Foundation
  • Michelle Bergmann
    Michelle Bergmann
    Director of Financial Aid
  • Honey Mcnamara
    Honey McNamara
    Scholarships
  • Dave Stricklin
    Dave Stricklin
    Women's Basketball Coach
  • Jan Woodcock
    Jan Woodcock
    Social Science
  • Kira Oerman
    Kira Oerman
    Recruitment Specialist
  • Jason Heald
    Jason Heald
    Music
  • danielle haskett
    Danielle Haskett
    Accessibility Services
  • Stephanie Newman
    Stephanie Newman
    Theatre Arts