Geography (AA-T Degree A0356)

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Geography is a diverse discipline, with foundational coursework in both Earth and Social Sciences. Such foundational courses are augmented by coursework that applies geographic principles to particular world regions and by courses that explore the fundamental human-environment relationship, including coursework in Anthropology, Political Science, Biology and Earth Sciences.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of a minimum of 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
GEOG 1Physical Geography3
or GEOG 1H Physical Geography - Honors
GEOG 1LPhysical Geography Laboratory1
or GEOG 1LH Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors
GEOG 2Human Geography3
or GEOG 2H Human Geography - Honors
or GEOG 5 World Regional Geography
List A:
GEOG 30Geography of California3
GEOG 10Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
List B:
Select two courses from the following or any course not already selected from list A: 3-4
ANTH 5Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 5H Cultural Anthropology - Honors
GEOG 8Urban Geography3
GEOL 1Physical Geology4
Total Units for Major19-20
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply geographic principles to particular world regions.
  • Analyze the fundamental human-environment relationship.
  • Evaluate spatial variation in human and physical processes.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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