This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.
Have you ever poured over a map only to look up and see that a couple hours had passed? Or lost yourself in a fascinating documentary about an ancient tribe’s struggle to cope with the encroaching modern world on some island halfway around the globe? Then perhaps, an associate’s degree in geography is right up your alley.
More than just maps and country names and territories, the study of geography contains two distinct forms: Physical and Cultural.
Physical Geography is the science of the landscape of Earth, from its fiery origins through earthquakes and massive volcanoes to the atmosphere and weather conditions. It examines the processes that have shaped the earth throughout history into what we see it today.
Cultural Geography, also known as human geography, studies human interaction with the land. This diverse academic specialty concerns language, religion, medicine, cities, economics, entertainment, and much more. In cultural geography the demographic transition model is applied to explain the transformation of countries from their beginnings to modern civilization.
The Geography program at MCC contains three distinct study tracks:
|Degree / Certificate||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Applied Science (AAS)||Geospatial Technologies||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion (CCL)||Applications in Geospatial Technologies||Course List|
|Academic Certificate (AC)||Sustainability||Course List|
|At MCC, get an...||Transfer to...||To get a...|
|Associate in Arts||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Arts in Geography|
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Geography program is available through the Cultural Science department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.