Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Associate of Arts to Geology BA/BS

Windward Community College Associate of Arts Degree to UH Hilo Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Geology

March, 2009

General Education, Writing Intensive & Hawaiian/Asian/Pacific Courses

UH Hilo Requirement Windward CC Equivalency
General Education Students who complete their Associate of Arts degree will have fulfilled all General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts of Bachelor of Science in Geology
Writing intensive course requirements: The number of writing intensive courses required depends on the number of credits with which a student enters UH Hilo. Students who transfer with 60 credits will need to take 2 writing intensive courses, one of which must be at the 300/400 level. Writing intensive courses taken at Windward CC (100-200 level) will count toward the writing intensive requirement at UH Hilo.
Upper Division requirement: The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology requires 34 (for the Bachelor of Arts) or 30 (for the Bachelor of Science) credits numbered 300 and above None
Hawaiian/Asian/Pacific requirement: 3 credits Many Windward CC courses will satisfy the Hawaiian/Asian/Pacific requirement at UH Hilo. Please consult your academic advisor.

Bachelor's Degree in Geology

UH Hilo Bachelor of Arts UH Hilo Bachelor of Science Windward CC Equivalency
Geol 111, 111L Geol 111, 111L GG 101~
Geol 112, 112L Geol 112, 112L None
Geol 212 Geol 212 None
Geol 320 Geol 320 None
Two courses selected from: Geol 330 Geol 340 Geol 342 Geol 370 Geol 330 and Geol 340 and Geol 342 and Geol 370 None
Geol 495A - 495B Geol 495A - 495B None
Mare 201 Ocean 201
Astr 180 Astr 180
Chem 114-114L1 Chem 1511, 151L1
Phys 1061 Phys 1511
Phys 170L1 Phys 151L1
Chem 1242, 124D2, 124L2, 1252, 125D2, 125L2 Chem 1612, 161L2, 1622, 162L2
Physics 1702, 170L2, 1712, 171L2 Physics 1702 and 170L2, Phys 1722, 172L2
Math 2052, 2062 Math 2052, 2062
English 2252 See your UHH Geology advisor if you have taken any technical writing course.
6 additional 300-400 level Geology courses, totaling at least 18 credits 12 additional semester hours in Geology 300-400 level courses
  • All required Geology courses must be completed with a “C” or better


Ken Hon, Chair
Geology Department
UH Hilo

Leon Hallacher, Chair
Natural Science Division
UH Hilo

Randy Hirokawa, Dean
College of Arts and Science
UH Hilo

Philip Castille
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
UH Hilo

Floyd McCoy, Professor of Geology
Chair, Natural Sciences Department
Windward Community College

Richard Fulton
Vice Chancellor for Instruction
Windward Community College

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