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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview, Victor Meledge-Ade, 816.604.2698
MCC-Maple Woods, William Young, 816.604.3332

Related Program

Geographic Information Systems Certificate


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 is the study of a specific area, examining the economy, social conditions, climate and topography.

These findings are important to many career fields including:

  • Urban and regional planning
  • Business
  • Agriculture
  • Climatology
  • Meteorology
  • Cartography
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Government intelligence and defense
  • Natural resource management

MCC offers a wide-range of geography electives to choose from including: world geography, meteorology, GIS, economic geography and more. Some electives include field trips and working in laboratories. The GIS Internship lets you experience real-workplace requirements in this field.

Our geography program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you focus in on your geography interests.

Transfer Credits

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 MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.