Program of Study

Geography Designation

Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 87% Online

About the Program

Please Note:

This program is no longer accepting new applications.

Connect with one of our academic advisors to explore other options!

As a geography student, you will learn to describe and analyze physical and cultural landscape. You will explore the Earth’s surface features and climate, human population patterns and the ways in which humans interact with their environment. The program also delves into all aspects of the physical and cultural landscape.

The Associate of Arts degree with a designation in geography is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor of Arts in geography.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 87 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

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Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees.

The fee listed here is estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions.

Course Description Fee
GEO 112 Required field observation activity $200.00 (flat)

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer (GT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Adams State University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Employment of geographers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Geographers should face strong competition for jobs, as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.

There are numerous job possibilities with a degree in geography. Careers in this field often require a bachelor's degree. 

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The median annual wage for geographers with a bachelor's degree was $76,860 in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook for geographers.