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Geography - A.A.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except:

- Adams State University requires MAT 121: College Algebra;

- Metropolitan State University of Denver requires either MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics or MAT 121: College Algebra;

- University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 121: College Algebra or MAT 135: Intro to Statistics.

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses from the following AH categories. (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3)

Total Credit Hours:6


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1 or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1 only)**

Total Credit Hours:8


  • NO GEO-prefix science courses
  • For Adams State, students must take BIO 111 and CHE 101.

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 111Physical Geography-Landforms with Lab


GEO 112Physical Geography - Weather & Climate with Lab


GEO 105World Regional Geography


GEO 106Human Geography


Total Credit Hours:14


  • Select 13-14 credits* from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.

*Maximum of 6 (six) credits may be in GEO or GIS prefix.  Number of elective credits may vary according to receiving institution.  You are advised to contact an advisor at the receiving institution.

Total Credit Hours:13-14

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University* [B.A. Earth Sciences; Physical Geography emphasis]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Geography]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. Geography]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Geography]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Geography; Global & Area Studies or
  • Geographic Information Science emphases]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Please view the official agreement here.

*Adams State University also offers two-year degrees; it is participating in this agreement as both a two-year and four-year degree-granting institution.

Total Credit Hours: 60