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Geography

Program Overview

Are you fascinated by the world around you and looking to expand your horizons? If you’re interested in geography, geospatial technologies, or meteorology, consider enrolling in our Geography program. This program can prepare you to work in a range of fields like government, education, commerce, industry, transport, and tourism. You will learn analytical and research skills that are highly valued by employers.

The Geography program can open up a wide range of possible roles, depending on the level of education you pursue, including cartographer, geographer, surveyor, hydrologist, GIS technician or technologist, meteorologist, climatologist, forest fire inspector and prevention specialist, atmospheric and space scientist, environmental scientist, geoscientist, climate change analyst, urban planner, and geography professor.

Enroll in the Geography program to explore the possibilities available to you. It’s time to make it happen.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College’s geography curriculum offers courses spanning from world geography — both the Eastern and Western hemispheres — as well as a class specific to Arizona. Other PC geography classes cover the human use of the Earth, meteorology, and a climate and weather laboratory — where students get mathematical, statistical, and spatial understanding of climatological phenomena.

While our geography courses do not lead to any specific degree, PC does offer a multitude of courses to satisfy the natural science requirements or electives needed for a certificate or Associate in Science. Completion of our geography curriculum could lead to work as a researcher, data analyst, or instructor.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Abeer Hamdan, for more information.