Associate in Science (Transfer)

Geography is an integrating discipline that encourages the student to relate the various components of the physical and culturally created environments. The Geography Associate in Science degree prepares students to transfer to a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college or university.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Geography is a discipline that can relate to many other sciences by examining them from a spatial perspective. With advancements in computer technology, geography plays a major role in our everyday lives through Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer cartography, and applications for weather and climate study.

A Quality Education

Students will earn an Associate in Science degree and be prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Get Involved

The Student Association for the Environment (SAFE) brings together students from different disciplines who share a common interest in creating greater awareness of the environment.

Career Opportunities

GIS Specialist, Geospatial Technician, Cartographer, Surveyor, Location Analyst


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Allie Scrivner Recognized as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

When examining the world from a spatial perspective, one can always apply geography to the world around them.

Eric Christian, Professor, Humanities
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Geography Program?

You have a curiosity about how the environment and humans interact and affect one another. Talk to an Admissions representative and learn how to get started with a degree in Geography.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, math, earth or environmental science, and social studies is beneficial.
  5. Volunteer experience with environmental clubs and outdoor clubs is helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Geography Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm