Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree
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The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for a Bachelor’s degree in Geography. Geography is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Social Sciences, as well as Medicine, Law, and Education.
Geography — What is it?
Geography is an interdisciplinary study of the earth and its inhabitants. Divided into two main branches—human and physical geography—geographers explore natural landscapes, natural disasters, the atmosphere, climate changes, as well as urban development, cultural origins, human settlements, human migration, poverty and the distribution of resources.
Contemporary issues in Geography:
Environmental Planning, Urban and Transportation Planning, Urban Inequality, Habitat Conservation, and Sustainable Development.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography?
The study of Geography gives students the knowledge and skills to be competitive in a wide range of careers. From broad skills in research, data analysis, management, and critical thinking to specific skills in cartography, mapping, and geographic information systems, graduates can work in a number of fields, such as: conservation, environmental management, urban planning, research, waste management, teaching, reporting, publishing, law, state and local government.
Potential employers include:
Federal, State and Local Governments, Colleges and Universities, Natural History Museums, National Parks, Research Institutes, Environmental Companies, Health and Human Services, Law Firms, Marketing Firms, Insurance Agencies, Public Advocacy Groups, Private Foundations, Non-Profit Organizations, Public Utilities, Waste Management Companies and Real Estate Developers. For more, please visit Career Counseling.