Understand and appreciate the complex relationships between the Earth’s physical environments, political forces, and socio-political influences. Explore migration, climate change, natural disasters, globalization, and more. As students expand their sense of place, they develop diverse skill sets with multiple career possibilities. Geography offers two tracks to get you major ready to transfer: Culture, Cities, and Migrations as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Sample Courses

  • Landforms and Landform Processes
  • World Regional Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Introduction to Globalization
  • Geography of the Pacific Northwest

Featured Faculty

  • Portrait of Ian Walker.

    Ian Walker

    • Program Chair

    Ian Walker received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University and a Master of Arts in Human Geography from Swansea University in Wales. He has taught several physical geography courses including Weather and Climate, the Violent Face of Nature, and Cartography and Landforms.

  • Rick Tebbetts

    Richard Tebbetts

    • Faculty

    Richard Tebbetts’ love of geography was sparked during his youth through stamp collecting and by his family hosting exchange students from around the globe. He has visited over 50 countries and speaks English, Spanish, French and some Japanese. He’s been teaching at Bellevue College for 20 years.

  • Julian Barr

    Julian Barr

    • Faculty

    Julian Barr is a part-time instructor at Bellevue College and a full-time faculty in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at South Seattle College. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Geography studying the historical geographies of lesbian and queer women in Seattle from 1930-1970 at the UW and does public scholarship work about the queer history of Pioneer Square.