Geology Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


interested in what the earth is made of and how history has shaped it?

Get ready to rock – and more importantly, study – the Earth! With the opportunity to work outdoors or in a laboratory setting, a career in geology can be an exciting adventure that could lead you to new discoveries. Geologists study solid and liquid matter that make up the earth, as well as the processes and history that have shaped it. Much like a detective, you will utilize data and observations to determine what happened and why it transpired. If you're excited about exploring the world in search of resources, researching new and innovative scientific technology, or consulting with industry, business and governmental leaders on environmental and engineering problems, then Gulf Coast State College's Geology Option, Liberal Arts A.A. Degree could be the perfect fit for you!

Our professors will provide you with a solid foundation to ensure your success when you transfer to a four-year institution. The classes you take to earn your A.A. degree will fulfill General Education Core requirements that seamlessly transfer to a university and count toward your bachelor’s degree. The University of Florida, Florida A&M University, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida and Florida State University are among the accredited schools now offering bachelor degrees in geology.

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Program Roadmap

Contact the Advisor

Jamie Webb
850-769-1551, extension 2858

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Who is eligible for the Geology Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to The Geology Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC2311, Calculus I 4
+*MAC2312, Calculus II
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science GLY1010, Physical Geology 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
•+*CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
+*CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis 3
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab 1
+* Approved two semester Physics sequence with labs 8-10
Electives 4-6



• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

@ Civic Literacy.


Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences