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What Will I Learn?

You will learn to look at the world by its physical characteristics rather than its political borders. You’ll study all the physical and human aspects of the planet Earth. You can choose from general geology classes, which introduce the basics of geological processes, or physical geography classes that look at the physical and environmental aspects of the planet.

Learn about world cultures and cultural landscapes when you take a class on world geography.


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 this field need a strong foundation of mathematics and science. Careers include:

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

Entry-level jobs in the geosciences require at minimum a bachelor’s degree, and many require a master’s degree or higher.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.