Concentration in Geography

Students who are following an associate in Arts and Sciences degree can secure a ‘Concentration in Geography’ by successfully completing coursework that will be specially noted on their transcripts and degrees upon graduation.

The advantages of securing this concentration and conveying a genuine interest and depth of understanding and level of commitment in Geography will be relevant to

  • a future employer
  • a university admissions officer at a baccalaureate institution
  • and of course to yourself

How to secure an academic concentration in Geography?

Complete 20 credits in Geography with a grade C- or better in each class from the following class distributions.

Class Distributions:

You are required to take the Geog 100 class and then a selection of three additional classes from the classes listed below (Please see the course catalog for more information on these courses.):

  • Geog 100: Introduction to Geography and three classes from
  • Geog 102: World Regional Geography
  • Geog 105: Geography of World Affairs
  • Geog 108: Violent Face of Nature
  • Geog 123: Introduction to Globalization
  • Geog 200: Introduction to Human Cultural Geography
  • Geog 205: Geography of Weather and Climate Change
  • Geog 250: Geography of the Pacific Northwest
  • Geog 258: Introduction to Maps and Mapmaking


When you are nearing graduation, complete a Graduation Application form and submit it to the graduation office electronically.  Note: You will need to complete TWO SEPARATE Graduation Applications – one for your degree and one for your Academic Concentration. Please Note: Concentrations must be awarded in the same quarter as your Arts and Sciences DTA. Concentrations cannot be awarded later if the Arts and Sciences DTA was officially awarded in a previous quarter.

Last Updated May 24, 2024