About the Program

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.

Potential Careers for Geography Majors

  • 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

Planning for Your Program

Cost & Financial Aid

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    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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