Earth Science & Geography

Welcome to the Earth Science and Geography Department

The Earth Science Department faculty is thoroughly committed to promoting all aspects of student learning and success. Thus, the mission of the Earth Science Department is threefold. First, we provide a wide variety of rigorous introductory courses which satisfy the physical science breadth requirements (both with and without laboratories) for university transfer students. Second, we identify and encourage majors in both geology and geography. We provide courses which satisfy basic requirements for our majors, and also keep abreast of developments in the local universities where most of our students transfer. Third, within the geography curriculum we offer courses which satisfy social science transfer requirements.

Please come and explore our Department in room 140 in the Physical Science and Technology (PST) building.

Department Chair

Dan DeKraker 
(562) 860-2451 ext. 2668 


Consider majoring in Geology or Geography at Cerritos College!