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Palomar College Geology

The Earth Beneath Your Feet Unfolding Before Your Eyes

Palomar Geology

....The Earth Beneath Your Feet Unfolding Before Your Eyes

Geology At Palomar College

Are you looking for top quality education with small class sizes, passionate instructors, opportunity to complete an A.S. degree or credit for transfer to a university, all at an affordable tuition rate? You found it. Welcome to the Geology Program at Palomar Community College!

Whether you are looking to pursue a career in geology or just want to explore the world around you, join us, and invent yourself, with Palomar College’s Geology Program.

Watch our simulated volcanic eruptions!

"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks." -John Muir

What We Offer

The Geology program at Palomar College offers a complete range of opportunities and experiences to develop an understanding and appreciation for the dynamic earth process and the physical world around us. These include lecture classes, laboratory classes, supplemental weekend field trips and longer field courses.

Earn A Degree

The geology program can do more than just prepare you for transfer. Through this program students can earn Associates of Sciences (A.S.) degree, which can be used to gain employment or in preparation for transfer to a university.


Looking to gather some credits before transferring to a university? Palomar College has agreements with a number of schools, both in the San Diego and throughout the state, that accept the geology credits earned at Palomar College.

Small Class Sizes

In the geology department at Palomar there is no sitting in a lecture hall of 200+ students and being another face in the crowd. Palomar’s small class sizes provide the optimal environment for student/instructor interaction.

Careers in Geoscience

Information regarding career opportunities, areas of specialty, who hires geologists, salary ranges, and job outlooks are included in this PDF document.


Located in the Natural Sciences building on the main campus in San Marcos, some the country’s most exciting and complex geology is right in our own backyard, providing the ideal opportunity to see geologic process at work.


Palomar Community prides itself on providing high-quality education at rates students can afford. View current tuition rates.