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 land forms, 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.

Career and Employment Outlook

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

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Additional Info

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.

Transfer Options

Geography courses may transfer to a four-year college or university as elective credits, program requirement credits, and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution. Students interested in transferring to a university are encouraged to check with their academic advisor and website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.