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Learn insights into our atmosphere, physical landforms, and how humans interact with the planet in JCCC's Geoscience program. Study the processes that shape and form the surface of the Earth and the impact humans have on it.

What will I learn in JCCC's Geoscience program?

When you study Geoscience at Johnson County Community College, you will learn to look at the world by its physical characteristics rather than its political borders. You’ll study the physical and human aspects of the planet Earth.

You can choose from general geology classes, which introduce the basics of the geological process, or physical geography classes which look at the physical and environmental aspects of the planet. You can also learn about world cultures and cultural landscapes when you take a class on world geography.

Why JCCC for Geoscience courses?

JCCC offers traditional face-to-face and online class formats so you can choose the schedule that works best for you.

Physical Geography (GEOS 140) and General Geology (GEOS 130) classes meet JCCC science requirements for associate degrees and many certificate programs. They are transferable to most four-year schools, including all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.

JCCC offers extensive student resources to support your academic success, including counseling, career development, and free science and math tutors at our Science and Math resource centers.

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Scientists working in the Geoscience field need a strong foundation of mathematics, Earth science, and knowledge of the world. With these skills, the possibilities of future career paths are endless. Jobs in the Geoscience field include:

  • Geologists
  • Geochemists and geophysicists
  • Oceanographers
  • Paleontologists
  • Petroleum geologists
  • Seismologists and volcanologists
  • Climatologists
  • International relations specialists
  • City planners

Entry-level jobs in Geosciences require at minimum a bachelor’s degree, and may require a master’s degree or higher.

Attending college requires a certain level of financial stability due to high tuition costs. This can put a lot of stress on students who wish to seek out higher education. If you join our Geoscience program at JCCC, we promise that we are always working to make tuition more affordable for you. The last thing we want is for our students to feel that they can’t succeed academically because they are being hampered financially

At JCCC, we offer:

Additional textbook and supply fees may be included. The cost of these items will vary depending on which Geoscience courses at JCCC you enroll in.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources at JCCC

Several tools and resources are available to you at Johnson County Community College. We encourage all students to take advantage of our personalized learning techniques, small class sizes, and tutoring services, which can all help to make your time at JCCC that much more educational.

Our Financial Aid office is here for you if you’re looking for loan and scholarship opportunities. There are many options for financial aid that can help to lower your out-of-pocket expenses each semester you attend JCCC.

The Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great places to start if you’re unsure about your future plans post-graduation. We can help you explore what you’re passionate about and find a career path that you will love.

If you’re looking to transfer your credits to a four-year university, JCCC has an easy transfer process for all students who wish to continue their education elsewhere.