Geography

Overview

Geography

Find your place on the map and so much more. Geography is learning about what makes the globe turn. Study the physical, cultural, economic and social diversity of our world. You will also analyze data and use modern mapping technology to gain valuable job skills.

Careers in Demography, Cartography, Geospatial Analysis and Environmental Planning

Geography offers a range of career choices. Work in everything from urban planning and community development to environmental management.

  • Get a job studying populations and growth and become a Demographer.
  • Work in a tourist office or in climatology or really any job using maps.
  • With a Geographic Information System (GIS) certificate, you can make maps as a Cartographer and a Geospatial Analyst.

Academic Plans for Geography

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Geography for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
GEOG 0002 3
ENGL 0001A 4
MATH 0013 4
GEOG 0003 or GEOG 0005 3
Any Elective course 2
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units
GEOG 0001 3
GEOG 0001L 1
GEOG 0015 or 0016 0.5-2
SSCI 0050 or ARHI 0101 3
ENGL 0001B or ENGL 0001C 3
TOTAL 10.5-12
Term 3
Course Units
HUM 0001 3
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 3
BIOL 0014 or ESS 0014 4
HIST 0023 or HIST 0027 3
GEOG 0015 or GEOG 0016 1
GEOG 0085 or GEOG 0086 1
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
POLS 0001 3
GEOG 0004 3
GEOG 0090 4
ESS 0006 or ESS 0010 3
Any Elective Course 1.5
GEOG 0085 or GEOG 0086 1
TOTAL 15.5

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
GEOG 0086 1
GEOG 0090 4
GEOG 0085 1
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units Notes
GEOG 0093 4  
IT 0055 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0052 or ENGR 0010 or GEOG 0091B or GEOG 0094 or GEOG 0095 0.5 – 4 This certificate requires 6 units of major electives from these options.
IT 0055 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0052 or ENGR 0010 or GEOG 0091B or GEOG 0094 or GEOG 0095 6-8 This certificate requires 6 units of major electives from these options.
TOTAL 10.5-16  

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