Geography Department

Geography Degrees

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

Geography for Transfer A.A. Degree (AA-T) (PDF) - The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer establishes a clear pathway to transfer. Students will have received basic training in regional variations of the world, as well as human modification of the physical environment. Students will gain lab experience with map analysis, weather, and landform features, and will be educated in current theories of how different cultures use, abuse, or otherwise change the Earth. The degree offers an excellent background for careers in public policy, humanities, and environmental studies.

Geography Certificates of Accomplishment

  • Geographic Information Systems Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - GIS is a computer-based database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis, and display of spatial data. Students who complete this program will be better prepared to map data for decision-making in business, environmental protection, risk assessment, utility planning and management, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, delivery route planning, real estate, and crime prevention.
  • Geography: Cultural Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Signifies that students have received basic training in regional variations of the world, as well as human modification of the physical environment. Upon completion of this certificate students will have a better understanding of the role between human actions and the environmental impact of those actions. Students will be educated in current theories of how different cultures and society use, abuse, or otherwise change the earth. This certificate provides an excellent background for students interested in public policy, environmental studies, and other social/political fields of study.
  • Geography: Physical Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - The Physical Geography Certificate is awarded for studies in earth sciences such as geography, geology, environmental studies, and related courses; emphasis is placed on human modification of the physical environment and ecology. Students explore weather and climate, landforms, soil, water quality, and various environmental topics including natural resources, energy, economics, ethics, etc. This certificate is a good foundation for students interested in earth science fields and environmental studies/science fields.

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

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