Geography

AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Geography

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as geography, cartography geographic information systems, or geographic education. Training in Geography is important in the study of climate change, population, geopolitical conflicts, and natural disasters. These skills are used by professionals in many fields today, such as utility companies, all levels of government, 911 emergency services, surveyors, construction farming, military, census, and universities. This program is part of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

Faculty

For information about the Concentration in Geography, contact an advisor at (309) 647-4645.

Geographic Information Systems: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses
Credit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
COM103Speech Communication3
MAT125College Algebra3

Social & Behavioral Sciences (Other than Geography)3
 Electives
3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG102Composition II3
GEO100Cultural Geography3
MAT132Statistics3
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
 Lab Life Science
4
  16
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
GEO200
World Geography
3
PSC105
Physical Geography
4

Humanities & Fine Arts
3

Social & Behavioral Sciences (Other than Geography)
3
 Electives
3
  16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.

Health Science
3
 Social & Behavioral Sciences (Other than Geography)
3
 Humanities & Fine Arts
3
 Electives
8
 
17
 Total
 64
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AS degree.