Science Program Learning Outcomes

The Geology option (LAGE-AS) is part of the program Liberal Arts And Sciences: Science Emphasis / A.S. Degree. Click on the link above to read the Program Mission Statement, Goals and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).

Geology Courses

These are the general syllabi for the courses offered in Geology. Click on the courses to read the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs). However, each instructor writes a specific course outline with detailed guidelines every semester. Students should check with their instructors for more specific information at the start of the semester.

  1. ESC101   Introduction to Geology
  2. ESC102   Evolution of Earth and Life
  3. ESC124   Environmental Geology
  4. ESC202   Geomorphology
  5. ESC251   Geological Field Studies
  6. ESC295   Special Topics in Earth Science
  7. ESC296   Honors Special Topics in Earth Science
Liberal Arts & Science Associate Degree: Geology option (LAGE-AS)

Suggested 2-year schedule for GEOLOGY MAJORS at SCCC

We encourage students to ask advice about class scheduling to the faculty: we want you to make the best use of your time. Research shows that earning an associate degree before transferring to a four-year institution is associated positively with earning a bachelor's degree (Crosta & Kopko 2014, and references therein). "Completion at the community college could lead to four-year college outcomes that are nearly 10 percentage points greater than comparable to students who do not complete."



Click on faculty names for link to their website, when available.
name / title phone1 office2 e-mail3
Darryl Butkos
x4354 T-223 butkosd
Kathleen Corbisiero
Adjunct Professional Assistant
Joan Horn
Adjunct Associate Professor
Professional Assistant II
x4267 T-218 hornj
Sean Tvelia
Professor, Academic Chair
x4303 T-208 tvelias
Brian Vorwald
Adjunct Associate Professor


1Please note that all phone numbers begin with 631-451- unless otherwise indicated.

2Offices are located at the Smithtown Science Building (T) on the Ammerman Campus, unless otherwise noted.

3E-mail addresses are "@", unless otherwise noted.