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About the Program

Geography serves as an excellent undergraduate major. We offer both an associate of science and associate for transfer degree in geography.

Geographers study and interact with both the physical and social sciences in their quest to better understand the world around us.

In our program, you'll study natural formations, such as mountain ranges and deserts, as well as manmade environments of cities and transportation networks.

We also offer a degree and certificate program in Geographic Information Systems Technology — one of the top emerging industries in the 21st century according to the US Department of Labor (1).

Career Opportunities

City, county, and state governments are hiring geographers in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), urban planning, and environmental studies because of their broad training.

The national mapping division of the United States Geological Survey traditionally needs geographers in map making and its related job openings such as photo-interpretation, satellite image analysis, land use and land cover mapping.

In addition, the analytical skills gained through a geography major provide a strong foundation for graduate study in law, urban planning and architecture.

Geographers with advanced degrees are also in demand in colleges and universities around the world. Students should enhance their major with a strong array of courses in the international arena, statistics, physical sciences, computer science, and basic business principles.


What can you do with a degree in geography?

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographical information systems officer
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Secondary school teacher

Degree & Program Types

Check out this list for a quick view of our geography programs. For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Science Degree

  • Geography

Associate for Transfer Degree


See our course catalog for detailed descriptions, with links to currently scheduled classes.

GEOG 1 Physical Geography (5 units)
GEOG 2 Human Geography (4 units)
GEOG 5 Introduction to Economic Geography (4 units)
GEOG 10 World Regional Geography (4 units)
GEOG 11 Introduction to Mapping & Spatial Reasoning (4 units)

 Schedule 2019-2020

2019-20 course offerings by quarter

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Geography Department


RM 3020, Main Campus

Division Office Contacts

Sara Seyedin, Acting Division Dean
To meet with the dean, contact the Student & Faculty Support Center.
Business & Social Sciences Division




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All Spring Classes Delivered Virtually