Geology is the study of the Earth's physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it. Earn an Associate of Science in Geology and pursue work as an Environmental Consultant, Conservation Scientist, Geologic Engineer, and more.

Degrees & Certificates

Top Jobs in Geology

Note: Some jobs require education or training
beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information 

In CNM's Geology program, you will study the planet Earth, including the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that act on these materials, the evolution of the continents and life through time, and the science behind environmental issues.

Our instructors and curriculum provide students with the opportunity to closely examine the solids, liquids, and gasses that have shaped the Earth’s surface over time, making up its natural resources or hazards and constituting its ecosystems. 

Further Your Education

There are many opportunities for community college students to work on research in labs in the Albuquerque area and across the country. Learn more by visiting our MSE Internships and Resources page. 

CNM's Geology program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Geology from CNM and prepare you to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Geology at UNM, NMSU, NM Tech, or other universities in the region. 

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution should consult faculty or academic advisors within the respective Geology department to discuss transfer opportunities. You can refer to the catalog of your intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. 

Related Information

The School of Math, Science, & Engineering 

The vision of the School of Math, Science & Engineering is to provide a strong academic curriculum in support of students pursuing certificate programs or associate degrees, or who plan to transfer to four-year and graduate colleges and universities. 

Employment Opportunities 

Career and Job Placement provides many useful tools and links to learn more about the careers you might consider with each of our degrees. Explore your future career in the field of Geology today. 

Academic Links

  • CNM is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable education. Learn more about Scholarships for CNM students that can help you fund your education.
  • Do you need help with your Geology coursework? The Learning and Computer Center (TLCc) provides tutoring and computer labs to CNM students and the community as they realize their educational goals.

CNM Partner Links

Geology Students in the Field

Clayton Lake Track Site

Image of CNM Students at the Clayton Lake Tracksite

CNM Geology students traveled to Clayton Lake to help document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the U.S. Learn more about their role in the project or learn more about the Clayton Lake Tracksite project itself. 

Graduates of CNM: Brianna Green

Image of CNM Graduate Brianna Green

CNM grad Brianna Green plans to continue her education in graduate school studying the effects of climate change on biogeochemical processes. Learn more about her success today.