Geography Major Guide

2017-2018

Mesa Community College

Geography majors not only learn about physical geography, but they also study social and environmental science principles to explore the effects of humanity on landscapes. Community planning and urban design coursework equip students to solve real-world problems and lead to careers in developing sustainable communities. Students learn about GIS mapping technologies, cartographic information systems, and gain experience in laboratory work.


Associate's Degree
An associate's degree is comprised of 60-64 community college credits. Below is information specific to your major.

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  AGEC Requirement
The Arizona General Education Curriulum block for this major is the AGEC-A.

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AGEC-A Course List
  Mesa Community College Courses
The courses listed below are recommended if you plan to transfer to a university and study Geography.
COURSES  
Intro Human GeographyGCU 102
Intro to GISGIS 105
Physical GeographyGPH 113
World / Regional GeographyGCU 121 or GCU 122 or (GCU 121 & GCU 122)**

** ASU - Students must take both GCU121 and GCU122 to transfer as equivalent to GCU121 [SB,G] plus 2 DEC(GCU) credits.

Bachelor's Degrees & Majors

  Bachelor's Degree for Geography
UNIVERSITY / LOCATION DEGREE MAJOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Arizona State University - TempeBSGeographic Information Science
None
Arizona State University - TempeBAGeography
4th Semester Proficiency
Arizona State University - TempeBSGeography
None
Arizona State University - TempeBSPUrban Planning
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBSGeographic Science and Community Planning
None
University of ArizonaBAEnvironmental Studies
4 semesters
University of ArizonaBAGeography
Completion of the common courses prior to transfer is not required, although these courses are good preparation for this degree. Consult your advisor about course selection for specific degrees/majors.
4th Semester Proficiency
University of ArizonaBSGeography: Physical Geography
2 semesters
University of ArizonaBSUrban and Regional Development
Completion of the common courses prior to transfer is not required, although these courses are good preparation for this degree. Consult your advisor about course selection for specific degrees/majors.
2nd Semester Proficiency

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