Overview

Prepare for a major in Geography Studies by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

Geography is an interdisciplinary study of the earth and its inhabitants. Divided into two main branches—human and physical geography—learners study 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.

The Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program and is designed to meet the first two years of requirements of most four-year degrees.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

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, urban planners, natural history museums, national parks, research institutes, environmental consultants, 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.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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