Geography Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
This Associate in Arts degree in Geography for Transfer (AA-T) provides a path to students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus in Geography, and it serves the diverse needs of students who wish to obtain a broad and an in-depth understanding of the field. Additionally, this degree allows students to examine the environmental and spatial science of geography, including physical and cultural landscapes across the Earth. Courses in Geography prepare students interested in careers in environmental studies, environmental and social justice, education, engineering, urban planning, politics, law, and architecture.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn this Geography AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Anthropology should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|GEOG 110||Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG 111||Physical Geography Laboratory||1|
|or GEOG 111H||Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors|
|GEOG 102||Cultural Geography||3|
|or GEOG 120||World Regional Geography|
|List A - Two to three courses from the following:||6-7|
|GEOG 118||California Geography||3|
|GIS 130||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)||3|
|or GEOG 130||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)|
|GEOG 100||Map Interpretation and Geospatial Analysis||3|
|or GIS 100||Map Interpretation and Geospatial Analysis|
|GEOG 114||Weather and Climate||4|
|List B - Six units from the following:||6|
|GEOG 106||Geographic Perspectives on the Environment||3|
& OCEAN 111
|Elements of Oceanography|
and Elements of Oceanography Laboratory
|GEOL 122||Environmental Geology||3|
|ENGL 102||Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking||4|
|or ENGL 102H||Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors|
|MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|or ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics|
|or PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|ANTHRO 102||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|or ANTHRO 102H||Cultural Anthropology - Honors|
|GEOL 101||Introduction to Physical Geology||3|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||13-16|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||14-18|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate expertise in modern cartographic principles, including map interpretation and web applications.
- Integrate fundamentals of sociology, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and other social and natural sciences within a spatial network of human-environment interactions.
- As knowledgeable consumers of information, apply geographic tools, frameworks, and methods to address human and environmental issues at a variety of geographic scales.
- As citizen scientists, evaluate issues of economic, environmental, racial, and social justice in a variety of geographic settings and scales.