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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time

Liberal Arts and Sciences – Associate in Arts Degree (60 Credits)
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum – MnTC

About the Discipline

Geography is a broad discipline encompassing both the physical and social sciences, including:
  • Physical geography - the study of our dynamic planet, and its global systems of air, water, land, and life.
  • Human geography - the study of human groups and how they adapt to and modify their environments, and how the world is organized culturally, politically, and economically.
  • Technical geography - involves the use of advanced tools such as remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to study the earth and solve problems.
Century's courses incorporate lecture and discussion, theory with real world exercises and examples, and content and skill learning. Because our world is so dynamic and ever changing, we strive to keep our geography curriculum timely, pertinent, and diverse. We create classroom environments that offer a variety of interactive activities and methods conducive to student interest and significant learning.

What can I do with a major in geography?

Students interested in a career in geography are employed in many fields and occupations, including:
  • Environment and resource management and restoration
  • Land use and transportation planning
  • Tourism: ecological and adventure travel
  • International work: development activities, Foreign Service, international business
  • Spatial management systems for industry, business, and government
  • Teaching at the K-12, college level, or as a museum specialist
  • Cartography (map making)
  • Meteorology: weather & climate forecaster
  • Scientific specialist: e.g., soil scientist, river and coastal resources specialist

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Discipline Contact Information

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