GEOGRAPHY

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Geography A.S. degree program is designed so that students who complete this coursework successfully will be well-positioned to finish a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with an additional two years of study at a SUNY transfer college, and at many colleges and universities outside the SUNY system. This program follows the SUNY seamless transfer path that outlines the essential knowledge for students during their first two years of study for a major in Geography, with concentrations in Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geospatial Technology, or Regional Geography.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Organize the discipline of Geography into its major fields and careers: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, and Geospatial Technology.
2. Locate major political units and physical features important to Geography.
3. Describe the atmospheric circulation at various spatial and temporal scales.
4. Illustrate the processes within Earth’s water cycle.
5. Explain the different types of landforms at various spatial and temporal scales.
6. Explain the economic, environmental, or social attributes of place at various scales.
7. Determine the factors of location for the primary, secondary, or tertiary economic sectors.
8. Engage in the scientific process in an inquiry based project.
9. Collect data in the field to explore the natural landscape with the use of GIS.
10. Formulate a delineation of formal, functional, or vernacular regions of the world at various scales.


Requirements for Program Entrance
MCC Level 8 Mathematics Placement is needed.


Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
GEOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Total 15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 103 Extreme Weather Lab
1
GEG 104 Extreme Weather
3
GEG 133 Introduction to Remote Sensing
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVE**
5
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 110 Physical Geography II Laboratory
1
GEG 111 Physical Geography II
3
GEG 203 Extreme Climate Laboratory
1
GEG 204 Extreme Climate
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVE**
4
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
60


GEOGRAPHY: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TRACK

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 135 Business GIS
3
GEG 211 Economic Geography
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVES**
6
Total
15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 218 Political Geography
3
GEG 220 Geography of Genocide
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVES**
6
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
60

GEOGRAPHY: GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY TRACK

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 131 Cartography
3
GEG 133 Introduction to Remote Sensing
3
GEG 135 Business GIS
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVE**
3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 110 Physical Geography II Laboratory
1
GEG 111 Physical Geography II
3
GEG 230 Spatial Analysis and GIS
3
GEG 239 Capstone Course in Geospatial Technology
3
ELECTIVES**
6
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
60

GEOGRAPHY: REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY TRACK

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 135 Business GIS
3
GEG 201 Geography of the United States and Canada
3
GEG 215 Geography of Tourism Destinations
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVE**
3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

GEG 218 Political Geography
3
GEG 220 Geography of Genocide
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVES** 6
Total16
TOTAL CREDITS
60

*PROGRAM ELECTIVES: GEG 103, GEG 104, GEG 110, GEG 111, GEG 131, GEG 133, GEG 135, GEG 201, GEG 203, GEG 204, GEG 211, GEG 215, GEG 218, GEG 220, GEG 230, GEG 239, GEG 290

**Students should consult with their advisor to select Geography electives and general electives based on their concentration, transfer plan, and career goals.