Whatever your passion – a fascination with the environment, concerns about sustainability or wanting to understand how economics, politics and social systems relate to geography – our Associate of Arts (AA) degree in geography gives you the knowledge and skills you need for a variety of in-demand careers. FRCC's geography degree and supportive staff make it easy to transfer to a four-year university. Plus, our small classes and close-knit environment will give you the resources and support you need to succeed.

Why Study Geography at Front Range Community College?

Our AA degree in geography allows you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree so you can transfer to a university.

At FRCC, you can take classes online or in person at one of our three convenient campus locations. Our small class size ensures you receive personal attention and the advising you need to reach your academic goals.

A degree in geography prepares you for careers in:

  • Education
  • Cartography and GIS
  • Demography
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Geoscience
  • Climatology
  • Meteorology
  • Forestry
  • Park management
  • Nonprofits and NGOs
  • Environmental science
  • Conservation
  • Data science and analytics
  • Agricultural science

While many careers often require a bachelor's degree or higher, get your start at FRCC and save money too.

Degree Details

AA in Geography

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

You'll learn to describe and analyze physical and cultural landscapes. Courses explore the earth's surface features and climate, how humans are distributed and the ways in which humans interact with their environment.

You'll explore such topics as:

  • Economic, political and social geographies
  • Political and social geographies
  • Global diversity and interactions
  • Sustainability
  • Weather and climate
  • Environmental systems and ecology
  • Location analysis and mapping

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Transfer Options

With an AA degree in geography from FRCC, you can major in geography starting as a junior at the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Colorado State University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree in Geography can open doors for a career in a variety of fields. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

Paid Internship Opportunity

Geo-Launchpad is a paid summer internship open to all Colorado community college students to develop research skills for a career in science, engineering or technology. This 11-week program takes place at UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado, from mid-May to early August.

Learn more about Geo-Launchpad

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