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Geography Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

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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.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate map literacy.
  • Identify and describe a location (place) based on characteristics that distinguish them from other places on earth.
  • Identify and describe movement of geographic phenomena.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Course ID Title Units
GEOG 1  and Physical Geography 3
GEOG 1L  or Physical Geography Laboratory 1
GEOG 1H  and Honors Physical Geography 3
GEOG 1L  * Physical Geography Laboratory 1
GEOG 2  or Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 2H   Honors Cultural Geography 3
List A:  Select two to three (6-7 units)  
GEOG 3   World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 38   California Geography 3
GEOG 110  or Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GIS 110   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GEOG 102   Geography Field Studies 1
GEOG 106   Field Studies of Desert Regions 1
GEOG 107   Field Studies of Mountain Areas 1
GEOG 108   Field Geography 2
GEOG 109   Field Studies of Coastal Regions 1
List B:  Select two (6 units) or any List A course not already used  
CS 1B  * Introduction to Computer Science II 3.5
MATH 3A  * or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3AH  * Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
GEOL 20   Introduction to Earth Science 4
CHEM 1A  * General Chemistry 5
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
ANTH 2  or Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2H   Honors Cultural Anthropology 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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