Geography

Explore the world with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in geography. Through two main branches, human geography and physical geography, you’ll learn the physical processes and cultural experiences that shape our world. Upon completion, you will have the skills and foundation to transfer your degree to a four-year institution.

Pride Points

Specialized GIS tutoring

Small class ratios

University transfer degree

Career & Salary Information

Be prepared to travel to foreign countries or remote locations in this highly competitive profession. After completing your four-year degree, most graduates find work with the federal government. Here are just a few careers you might consider.

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  • Atmospheric and Space Scientists

    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.


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  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

    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.


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  • 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.


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  • Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Geography

Associate of Science

Geography