The Geography area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in mathematics, earth and physical sciences, and social sciences. Geography is an integrating discipline that encourages the student to relate the various components of the physical and culturally created environments. This course sequence is sufficiently flexible to prepare students for a wide range of career choices. Specific possibilities include working with: (1) Geographic Information Systems, (2) businesses specializing in industrial and commercial location, (3) computer cartography, (4) remote sensing of environment, resources, and land use, and (5) agencies of the national, state, and local governments which require these skills.
Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|GEOG 112||CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY ||3|
|ECON 110||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS ||3|
|MATH 115||COLLEGE ALGEBRA ||4|
|MATHEMATICS *||3 to 4|
|EASC 116||INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY ||4|
|EASC 118||INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE ||4|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
|GEOG 116||GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD  ||3|
|GEOG 118||GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD ||3|
|GEOG 200||ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY ||3|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
** Recommended Humanities course: INTST 132 or INTST 133.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||EASC 116; ENGL 110; GEOG 112; MATH 115|
|Spring Semester 1||ENGL 111; GEOG 116; ECON 110; Humanities; Mathematics|
|Fall Semester 2||COMM 110; GEOG 118; Life Science; Electives|
|Spring Semester 2||EASC 118; GEOG 200; Fine Arts; Humanities; Electives|
Program Contact Information
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training