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Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree in geography is intended to provide students with the first two years of geography and an introduction to field work in geography, in addition to a broad selection of liberal arts courses transferable to a four-year institution.

To receive an Associate of Arts in Geography, students must participate in a graduation interview with a fulltime geography instructor during the final semester.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    GEOG 1303 World and Regional Geography 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I2 OR 3
    HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
    ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology OR 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
  Semester II
    GEOG 1302 Human Geography 3
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II2 OR 3
    HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
  MATH 1314 College Algebra3 3
  Semester III
    GEOG 1301 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
  Humanities4 3
    BIOL 2206 Environmental Biology Lecture5 2
    BIOL 2106 Environmental Biology Lab5 1
    Fine Arts4 3
  Semester IV
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
    GEOL 1305 Environmental Geology6 3
    GEOG 2470 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
    SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
  Humanities4 3

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Foreign language hours must be in the same language. Spanish is recommended.
  2HIST 2301 or HIST 2381 may also be used for one History requirement.
  3Students considering transferring to UT Austin may substitute courses in the UT transfer guide with an accepted substitution form.
  4Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  5BIOL 2206 is to be taken with BIOL 2106 or the student may also substitute a course from Natural Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  6Students may substitute a course from Natural Sciences in the Core Curriculum Course List.