Delivered and Supported by the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division


Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.

There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence - how people and their activity are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the earth's surface. Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water. (

Earn an Associate Degree, Certificate or take a Course or two

Degree Programs

The requirements for a degree in liberal arts and sciences allow you to transfer seamlessly to most four-year colleges and to successfully complete your bachelor's degree in geography without loss of credit or time.

Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences


Introduction to Human Geography
3 Credits

This course is a study of interrelationships between the physical Environment and human activity with special emphasis on geographic factors which underlie current political, social, and economic problems.

World Regional Geography
3 Credits

The interaction of the physical Environment with the social, cultural, political, and economic conditions in various regions of the world, and the diverse patterns of human activity which emerge from the interplay of these forces are examined. The course is organized on natural regions such as Anglo-America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific World.