Geography Degrees

Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA–T) in Geography

The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree (AA-T in Geography) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Geography. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree (AA-T in Geography) will be able to analyze the controls, distribution, and classification of world climates; compare and contrast different types of landforms; and analyze spatially related problems related to current/recent geopolitical events.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units;
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern;
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district;
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0;
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
GEOG 1 Intro Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 2 Intro Cultural Geography 3 units

List A (6 units)

Select two from below.

Course Number Course Title Units
GEOG 6 World Regional Geography 3 units
PSCI 20 Weather and Climate 3 units

List B (7-8 units)

Select two from below.

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
GEOG 1A/H Physical Geology or Honors 4 units

Major Requirements: 19-20 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Associate of Arts Degree in Geography

After completing an A.A. degree in Geography, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the controls, distribution, and classification of world climates.
  • Compare and contrast different types of landforms.
  • Analyze spatially related problems related to current/recent geopolitical events.

Required Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
GEOG 1 Intro Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 2 Intro Cultural Geography 3 units

Elective Courses (14 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
HIST Any History Course 3 units
POLI 1 American Government 3 units
POLI 2 Comparative Governments 3 units
POLI 3 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
POLI 4 International Relations 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 2 Experimental Psychophysiology 3 units
PSYC 7 Physiological Psychology 3 units
PSYC 9 Psychology of Women: A Multicultural Perspective 3 units
PSYC 12 Human Growth and Development 3 units
PSYC 25 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 2 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 20 American Race Relations 3 units
SOCI 40 Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units

Total Major Units: 20 units

Last Updated 12/9/19