Geography AA Designated Degree Requirements

Courses that Fulfill General Education Requirements (32-33 credits)

(Written) Communication

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1


ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2



ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2



GT Pathways Course(s)GT Pathways-approved GT-CO3 course


Total Credit Hours:6


One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics. (There are some exceptions for different four-year schools, please see an advisor).

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Arts and Humanities

Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3)

Total Credit Hours:6


One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1 or GT-SS2)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Two GT Pathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1 only)

Please note: No GEO prefix science courses. GEY 111 Physical Geology not recommended. For Adams State, students must take BIO 111 General College Biology I, GT-SC1 and CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I, GT-SC1).

Total Credit Hours:8

Additional Required Courses (14 credits)

Additional Required Courses

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


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


GEO 112Physical Geography: Weather, Climate and Ecosystems w/Lab: GT-SC1


GEO 105World Regional Geography: GT-SS2


GEO 106Human Geography: GT-SS2


Total Credit Hours:14

Electives (13-14 credits)


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


Total Credit Hours: 60