Geology

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Science and Technology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SPC

What is Geology?

Geology is the study of the history of the Earth, in particular, the composition and processes that have shaped our world and continue to do so. Rock formation and the study of the evolution of life by analyzing plant and animal fossils are key components of the geological sciences.

What will I learn?

Students at St. Philip’s will learn the geology terminology, the history of geology as a science, how rocks are formed and how rock formation processes give insight into the distant past of our world. Courses taken at SPC can be utilized for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

What can I do with this course of study?

Many of our students with an interest in geology, transfer into a bachelor’s degree program. This is because a career as a geologist often requires an advanced degree.  Work opportunities are diverse, such as environmental consulting, petroleum and mining positions, government agency jobs, and higher education studies.

What's special about Geology at SPC?

Our college offers great instructors, who really want every student to succeed. SPC has a strong culture of students first, and our instructors are committed to meeting the students where they are at academically and provide the resources and instructional delivery that fosters academic achievement and helps students perform to meet the high expectations that our instructors strive for.

We have a dedicated tutoring/study laboratory on the second floor of our science building, which is solely provided to give students an opportunity to meet with instructors to gain help with their courses. This study center is known as the Byrd Sanctuary and is recognized as a key benefit that SPC students have access to. 

 

SPC has a strong culture of students first, and our instructors are committed to meeting the students where they are at academically...

Contact Information

Program Director:
Carmen Nava-Fischer, Ph.D.
cnava-fischer1@alamo.edu
210-486-2749
MLK Davis Science Building (SCI), 309F