Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Geology Requirements:

Master’s degree (or higher) in the subject area OR a Master’s degree (or higher) in a related area plus 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the subject area.

Subject Area degrees includes but are not limited to:

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Planetary Science
  • Paleontology

Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Paleoclimatology
  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Science Teaching

For related area degrees transcripts must be reviewed to document a minimum of 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the area of earth science.

These lists of subject and related areas may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate. The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department Chair, will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of these lists.

Provisional Approval  

A part-time instructor with a Bachelor’s degree in the subject area but without a Masters or Doctorate in the subject area may be approved if they have 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the subject area and are actively pursuing the degree and are anticipated to be awarded the degree within one year of hire,as determined by the instructor’s graduate advisor (a letter from the advisor will be required and kept on file.)

Revised and Approved: May 2011

Instructor Qualifications for Geology prior to 2011