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    Default Help with degree plan for Bachelor Science Geology

    Hi Everyone,
    My 14 year old daughter will be finishing high school next semester 2 months short of her 15 birthday.
    She wants a bachelor degree in Geology and we I am need help in trying to map out a plan for Charter Oaks States or any of the big 3 using shmoop, clep and study.com

    Thanks in advance

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    well here are some degree outlines for brick & mortar schools

    I don't know how'd you fulfill them online

    scroll down to see course plan for each semester
    Bachelor of Science in Geology - University of Houston

    and here's another school
    https://www.unlv.edu/sites/default/f...BS-Geology.pdf

    scroll down to see course plan for each semester
    Bachelor of Science in Geology : IUPUI Bulletins

    here is an online Bachelors in geology
    and if you live in Florida its not too expensive
    but if you don't live in Florida, its a lot of money
    Online Bachelor of Arts in Geology Degree | UF Online


    might be better off doing an associates in something and fulfilling all the general ed requirements and then applying to a brick & mortar school for the last two years to get the bachelors
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    None of the Big 3 offers a degree in Geology.

    One of the things we recommend here for things like this (impossible to test out of): you could get a BA in General Studies for about $5000 via test-out, and then spend the big bucks on a Masters degree in Geology.
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    The closet thing at Excelsior would be a degree in Natural Science with a Geology focus. I'm not sure where the best place to get Upper Level Science classes would be- but they will have to come from a traditional college. The only Upper Level science tests I know of are Uexcel's Pathophysiology and Bioethics.

    There plenty of LL credits through testing. CLEP has Natural Science, Biology and Chemistry. Those three tests equal 18 credits. You can get Lab credit through Straighterline (a little pricey) or your Community College. DSST has Astronomy, Environment and Humanity, Health, and Principles of Physical Science. Study.com has Geology, Environmental Science, Physics, etc... Saylor Academy has an Environmental Ethics/Law course.

    I would start was those three CLEP tests, since Natural Science, Biology and Chemistry credits are going to required anywhere you go for a Geology degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLakeNC View Post
    The closet thing at Excelsior would be a degree in Natural Science with a Geology focus. I'm not sure where the best place to get Upper Level Science classes would be- but they will have to come from a traditional college. The only Upper Level science tests I know of are Uexcel's Pathophysiology and Bioethics.

    There plenty of LL credits through testing. CLEP has Natural Science, Biology and Chemistry. Those three tests equal 18 credits. You can get Lab credit through Straighterline (a little pricey) or your Community College. DSST has Astronomy, Environment and Humanity, Health, and Principles of Physical Science. Study.com has Geology, Environmental Science, Physics, etc... Saylor Academy has an Environmental Ethics/Law course.

    I would start was those three CLEP tests, since Natural Science, Biology and Chemistry credits are going to required anywhere you go for a Geology degree.
    I wouldn't spend any time on the CLEP tests yet, since you don't know if the college you'll end up with will accept the exams. Instead, I would spend my time researching schools and degrees to figure out where I would want to go. If you do end up at one of the Big 3, you will probably want butt-in-seat science classes on the transcript. Those are really important, and probably a requirement if she wants to continue on at grad school. Even if she doesn't, I'm not sure what kind of job she would want to get, and what they would look at, if she tested out of everything. With science, that seems a big risk to take.
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    Thank you, we live in Ontario Canada. She is doing her last year of High school and 90s average in all sciences. Yes, I would be interested in testing out and then go pay for the brick and mortal school for her Masters.

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    Thank you so much

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