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Discover the fascinating world of earth sciences by pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Geology at WCJC. Our program prepares you for further education and opens the door to a dynamic career in this ever-evolving field.

Program Details

Experience an engaging learning environment that combines academic excellence with hands-on training, setting you on the path to success in the diverse field of Geology. Learn more about our Geology program and find course descriptions in the WCJC Catalog.
If you’re passionate about earth processes, natural resources, environmental science, and the diverse disciplines within the geology profession, our Geology program offers the perfect opportunity to explore your interests. The program covers essential topics such as physical geology, mineralogy, and environmental studies.

Explore career paths in geological surveying, environmental consulting, natural resource management, education, research, and more. Our program not only prepares you for immediate entry into the workforce but also serves as a stepping stone to continuing your education and earning a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution. The world of Geology is full of potential, and our comprehensive curriculum ensures you're ready to seize these exciting opportunities.

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Meet the Faculty

Our dedicated faculty members are passionate and committed to your success. With years of experience in their respective fields, they're ready to share their knowledge, expertise, and support.

Peter Anderson

Head of Geology Department, Instructor

Mr. Anderson received his B.S. in Geology from West Virginia University in 2009. Upon his completion of his B.S., he moved to Texas and began his M.S. in Geology at the University of Texas at San Antonio completing it in 2012. Shortly after graduation, he started his Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Houston. Upon receiving candidacy for his Ph.D., Mr. Anderson left the University of Houston to pursue a career in teaching. Beginning Spring 2018, Mr. Anderson has taught full-time at Wharton County Junior College. Currently, he teaches both physical and historical geology (lectures and labs). In addition to teaching, Mr. Anderson runs and organizes public geology/fossil talks at local K-12 schools around Texas.

Office: Wharton Campus, Science S129
Phone: (979) 532-6506

Kornelia Oostingh

Geology Instructor

Daniel Coleff

Geology Instructor

Nicole Copeland

Geology Instructor

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