Geography is a unique spatial science that synthesizes interactions between human society and physical environments to develop a broad understanding of the distribution and organization of both physical and human landscapes and environments. Geography students develop strong analytical and communication skills, including methods of geographic observation, data collection, analysis, mapping, modeling and reporting of findings.
Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts for (AA-T), Geography
The Department of Physical Science offers an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer Degree. The Transfer degree assures enrollment and transfer opportunities at California State Universities. The geography major provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of theoretical concepts of geography and associated knowledge and skills. Geography majors develop an understanding of the spatial organization of physical and human landscapes, interactions between human society and the physical environment, as well as the meanings that people bring to their place in the world. Concentrations include physical geography, and weather and climate; human geography, including world regional geography, the global economy, and geography of California; technical skills: use and application of Geographic Information Systems, and field techniques in geography. The Geography major is preparation for general education and meaningful employment in a wide variety of interesting occupations. It prepares students for participation in an increasingly diverse and globalized world.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Apply scientific research methods and technologies to observe, collect and analyze geographic data and information regarding human-environment interactions.
- Communicate an understanding of the importance of geographical processes and spatial interactions.