Online College Courses for Credit

Basic Science


The earth is always changing right under your feet. In order to have a sophisticated level of understanding of our earth, you must comprehend the origins of natural disasters such as Earthquakes and Tsunamis. In this Geology course, the mysteries of earth are uncovered and examined to better understand how this planet impacts everything from animal life to economy. Our Sciences department is designed to raise mastery of competencies across the subject of Basic Science where the spectrum is wide and knowledge is vast. With scientific facts rooted in information that focuses directly on Geology, you will establish a skilled understanding of this ever-changing planet.

Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Tutorials and Pathways

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

Sciences Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Pathways that Teach Geology

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
Geology Pathway
Concepts: 13
Quiz Points: 195
NGSS Standard MS-ESS2-1
Concepts: 2
Quiz Points: 30
NGSS Standard MS-ESS2-1
Concepts: 2
Quiz Points: 30
The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 29 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.