Geography focuses on the study of the description of land, sea, air, and the distribution of plant and animal life including man and his industries.
The curriculum in the Geography program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer by providing the necessary breadth in the field, an introduction to the methods used, and the ability to complete both major preparatory coursework along with courses required for general education. Students who complete the Associate in Arts Degree in Geography for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.
The Geography program also offers courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which is an interdisciplinary field of study closely linked with geography, cartography, spatial analysis, and information technology. In reality, GIS is now a part of an incredible variety of industries and government interests.
Areas of Study
- Geographic Information Systems
- Global Studies