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Associate of Arts General Transfer - Geography Pathway

Associate of Arts General Transfer - Geography Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Geography Pathway of the Associate of Arts General Transfer degree emphasizes transfer preparation for a student to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Geography.  The skills and knowledge acquired through a degree focused on Geography are applicable to many careers, including those where you can:

  • Work in Urban or Community Planning
  • Provide environmental analysis
  • Specialize in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Focus on economic development
  • Provide cultural analyses
  • Work in international business
  • Specialize in mapping and cartography

An Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on the social sciences.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in Geography, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
GEO 1000 Introduction to Cartography with GIS 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
GEO 2200 World Regional Geography 3
GST 1400 Mapping and Georeferencing with GIS 3
HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600 3
GEO 1100 Human Geography 3
GLG 1131 Physical Geology 4
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
ART 1300 Appreciation of the Arts 3
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I  
or ASL 1111 Beginning American Sign Language, Course I 3
GEO 1400 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II  
or ASL 1112 Beginning American Sign Language, Course II 3
-- General Elective* 3
  Total credit hours 60
* General elective includes any college level course.  Consult an advisor to select an appropriate course based on the transfer institution.  

All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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