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Geography

Geography is a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface. Geographers study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including landforms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.


Program Curriculum

The Geography curriculum is designed to meet general studies requirements, such as Social and Behavioral Sciences or Global Awareness, for degrees at MCCCD as well as the state universities.

Geography Course List


Career and Employment Outlook

Occupations that require or benefit from the study of Geography include geographers, cartographers, teachers, mapping technicians, and computer system analysts.

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.