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Geography Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Geography. Students learn to describe and analyze physical and cultural landscape. Students will explore the earth's surface features and climate, how humans are distributed and the ways in which humans interact with their environment. The program also delves into all aspects of the physical and cultural landscape. This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Geography. Careers often require a bachelor's degree.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

GT- MA1MAT 121/135 or Any GT-MA1

3

GEO 106Human Geography: GT-SS2

3

GEO 111Physical Geography: Landforms w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Notes: GEO 111 is offered at Larimer Campus in fall and spring semesters and Westminster Campus in fall semester only. Online offerings are available every semester. 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GEO 112Phys Geo: Weather, Climate, Eco w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GT- HI1HIS 102/112 or Any GT-HI1

3

GT- SSPOS 205, ECO 201/245, or Any GT-SS 1 or 3

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Notes: GEO 112 is offered at Larimer Campus in fall and spring semesters and Westminster Campus in spring semester only. Online offerings are available every semester. 

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 105World Regional Geography: GT-SS2

3

GT- SC1Any Sciences (GT-SC1) Course

4

GT- SC1Any Sciences (GT-SC1) Course

4

GT- SSPOS 205, ECO 201/245, or Any GT-SS 1 or 3

3

Total Credit Hours:14
Semester Notes: Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), two gtPathway natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1 only). NO GEO-prefix science courses. GEY 111 is not recommended.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if GEO 111, GEO 112, GEO 105, and GEO 106 courses are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credits toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), for the 14 elective credits, a maximum of 6 credits may be in GEO or GIS prefix.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GTSC1 only). PLEASE NOTE: NO GEO-prefix science courses. GEY 111 is not recommended. For Adams State, you must take BIO 111 and CHE 101. 

If you take more credits in mathematics and/or science than are listed, it will reduce the 14 credit of elective neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.

You may take GEO 111 and GEO 112 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. You should take the course that is offered at your preferred campus or online depending on course availability. GEO 111 is offered at Larimer Campus in fall and spring and Westminster Campus only in fall semesters. GEO 112 is offered at Larimer Campus in fall and spring and Westminster Campus only in spring semester. GEO 111 and GEO 112 are available online every semester. Campus offerings vary by semester. You must take BOTH GEO 111 and GEO 112 to successfully complete the AA degree in Geography.