GEOGRAPHY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department: Chemistry and Geosciences

School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 45.0701
MCC Program Code: GG01
NYSED Code (BRI): 38450
NYSED Code (DCC): 38451
Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Continuing students should contact Chemistry and Geosciences for more information.

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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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.

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


GEOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY TRACK
Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 160 Statistics I OR
MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences OR
MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher***
3-4
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography I
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
First Semester Total:
15-16
SECOND SEMESTER
GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY AH) ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE**
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
GEG 103 Extreme Weather Lab
1
GEG 104 Extreme Weather
3
GEG 131 Cartography OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE
3
GEG 133 Introduction to Remote Sensing OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE *
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
Third Semester Total:
16-17
FOURTH SEMESTER
GEG 110 Physical Geography II Laboratory
1
GEG 111 Physical Geography II
3
GEG 203 Extreme Climate Laboratory
1
GEG 204 Extreme Climate
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Fourth Semester Total:
14-15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64


GEOGRAPHY: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TRACK
Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 160 Statistics I OR
MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences OR
MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher***
3-4
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
First Semester Total:
15-16
SECOND SEMESTER
GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE**
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
GEG 211 Economic Geography
3
GEG 131 Cartography OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
Third Semester Total:
15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER
GEG 220 Geography of Genocide
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15-16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64

GEOGRAPHY: GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY TRACK
Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 160 Statistics I OR
MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences OR
MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher***
3-4
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
First Semester Total:
15-16
SECOND SEMESTER
GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE**
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
GEG 131 Cartography
3
GEG 133 Introduction to Remote Sensing
3
GEG 135 Business GIS OR
CPT 101 Programming in Python OR
CIS 200 Programming for Information Systems OR
ENG 251 Technical Communications
3-4
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
Third Semester Total:
15-17
FOURTH SEMESTER
GEG 230 Spatial Analysis and GIS
3
GEG 239 Capstone Course in Geospatial Technology
2
OPEN ELECTIVE#
4
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64

GEOGRAPHY: REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY TRACK
Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 160 Statistics I OR
MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences OR
MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher***
3-4
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
1
GEG 101 Physical Geography
3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
First Semester Total:
15-16
SECOND SEMESTER
GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
GEG 200 World Regional Geography
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE**
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
GEG 201 Geography of United States and Canada
3
GEG 215 Geography of Tourism Destinations
3
GEG 131 Cartography OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Third Semester Total:
15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER
GEG 220 Geography of Genocide
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
OPEN ELECTIVE#
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
Fourth Semester Total:
15-16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64
*Choose any GEG course that is not already required for this track. Students should consult with their advisor to select program electives based on their concentration, transfer plan, and career goals.
**Choose any SUNY-H course that also satisfies MCC-VE.
***Students not enrolling in the specified courses should select any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
#Students should consult with their advisor to select open electives based on their concentration, transfer plan, and career goals.

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