The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, Title 5 (United States History and Government), and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the 4-Year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to ASSIST for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) STAR Act students should use the ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report/Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major and 9 units in General Education.

For this road map, this path is only possible if the transfer student has completed one semester each of calculus, calculus-based physics and lab, and general chemistry and lab (a total of 13 semester units).

Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
GEOL 306/L (Fall only) 3/1
GEOL 314/L (Fall only) 3/1
GE Upper Division* 6
Total 14

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
GEOL 303 (Spring only) 2
GEOL 309/L (Spring only) 3/1
GEOL 313 (Spring only) 2
GE Upper Division* 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
GEOL 310/L 3/1
GEOL 341/L 3/1
GEOL 490 (Fall only) 3
Upper Division Geology Elective, with lab if applicable (not GEOL 300 or GEOL 301) 3-4
Total 14-15

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
GEOL 307/L (Spring only) 3/1
Upper Division Geology Electives, with labs if applicable (not GEOL 300 or GEOL 301) 9-12
Total 13-16

Transfer Year 2: Summer Semester

Course Units
GEOL 430A/B 2/2
Total 4

*If needed, select GE Upper Division courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) Title 5 requirements in American History and/or US/State/Local Government.