Geography may be a popular category on the game show Jeopardy, but there's much more to this field than recognizing countries and capitals.

Geography studies a specific area, including the economy, social conditions, climate and topography.


  • MCC offers a wide-range of geography electives including world geography, meteorology, GIS, economic geography and more.
  • Some geography electives include field trips and working in laboratories. The GIS Internship lets you experience real-workplace requirements in this field.
  • Our geography discipline is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree that can transfer to a four-year institution. It provides a well-rounded general educational foundation and electric options to focus on your interests.

Geologists study the earth to better understand its history, composition and structure.

Within the geology field, there are different areas of focus - mineralogists who study rocks, minerals and stones; paleontologists who determine what the earth was like during prehistoric times; and ecologists who strive to protect the environment, are just a few.


The study of geography is important to many career fields, including urban and regional planning, business, agriculture, climatology, meteorology, cartography, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), government intelligence and defense, and natural resource management.


Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information and employment outlook.


Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective.

Check with your transfer school and your Student Success Advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.


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