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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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Geography

Geography makes Earth and human connections

Geographers look at the interaction of human and natural environments, movement, and regions. Students who major in geography will ask questions about what is where and why, or how people interact with their environment, or how climate change will affect us. Students choosing to study geography typically follow the pathway through the Geography Program at Austin Community College, then transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

Career Information

Geographers have a broad range of career options, using their ability to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface; their understanding of how culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions; and their knowledge of physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Geographers
27.81 Hourly Wage 59 Currently Employed
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.
59 Geographers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.08 % over the next four years.
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Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 12803 Currently Employed
Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
12803 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
26.53 Hourly Wage 145 Currently Employed
Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
145 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 15.86 % over the next four years.
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Atmospheric and Space Scientists
31.28 Hourly Wage 62 Currently Employed
Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.
62 Atmospheric and Space Scientists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.68 % over the next four years.
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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Arts

Geography


Associate of Science

Geography Associate of Science Degree
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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