Geography – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 2206.00

The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree provides students with a foundation in Geography for continued training at the upper division level for Geography majors. Is also provides students a foundation for majors in environmental science, geology, geographic information systems, and natural sciences.  Geography majors are increasingly needed to understand environmental changes and human impacts on the environment. Earning a degree in geography is a starting point for careers as surveyors, cartographers and photogrammetrists, surveying and mapping technicians, urban and regional planners, and geoscientists.
The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
  2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
  3. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  5. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop the ability to analyze and interpret geographic data.
  2. Increase global awareness and multicultural literacy.  
  3. Develop an understanding of the usefulness of geography to real world problems.

Associate in Arts Degree in Geography for Transfer

Required Core7
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
List A
Select two to three of the following:6-7
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FIELD STUDIES AND METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
List B
Select two of the following:6-7
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
Required Subtotal19-21
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Elective (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree