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 3
MATH 0013 4
GEOG 0003 or GEOG 0005 3
Any Elective course 2
TOTAL 15
Term 2
Course Units
GEOG 0001 3
GEOG 0001L 1
GEOG 0016 1
GEOG 0003 or GEOG 0004 or GEOG 0005 3
ENGL 0001C or PHIL 0004 3
ART 0004A or ARHI 0101 or MUS 0002 3
TOTAL 14
Term 3
Course Units
GEOG 0090 4
GEOG 0012 1
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 or COMM 0005 3
BIOL 0014 or ESS 0014 4
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
POLS 0001 3
GEOG 0014 2
HIST 0050 or HIST 0051 3
ESS 0006 or ESS 0010 3
Any Elective course 3
Any Elective course 2
TOTAL 16

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  
CIS 0090 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 10-12  

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