Natural Sciences

Earth Science A. S. Degree

Students will study the Earth as a giant, multi-dimensional system. Because knowledge about our planet and how it works is necessary to our survival and well-being, Earth and its natural resources will be the focus of this program. Students who graduate with a degree in Earth Science typically transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program. Potential careers include:

  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Geoscientist
  • Geological Sample Test Technicans
  • Soil and Water Conservationists
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Atmospheric and Space Scientist

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Earth Science
61-65 Credits
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Department Contact Information

Contact Name: Donna Howell, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.3313
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Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.