There is a wide diversity of careers that geography offers. Possible avenues for specialization include business, government, teaching, cartography, conservation, land use, photogrammetry, climatology, soil and agriculture, urban and regional planning, resource evaluation, industrial location sites, and marketing research.

Career Options

Cartographer, City Planner, Computer Mapper, Geographic Analyst, International Economist, Land Officer, Location Analyst, Map Curator, Market Researcher, News and Travel Magazine Editor, Soil Conservationist, Teacher, and Transportation Planner.


Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

A.S. in Geography

The Geography Program provides transfer, general education, general interest courses, as well as an Associate in Science degree. Please note: Students may take English 120, 120SL, or 150 to complete the Associate degree. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150. All students should consult a counselor.