May 20, 2018
Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Geography
General Education - 36-38 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses )
- Arts and Humanities (PHIL 240 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (ENVS 101 AND ENVS 102 recommended – one must include a lab) 4 Credits.
- Mathematics (MATH 165 Precalculus recommended) 3-5 Credits.
- Wellness and Health (HLTH 101 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Information Technology (CSIT 101 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives (ECON 152 recommended) 2 Credits.
*Denotes Diversity Course
Science Electives - 16 Credits
Select 16 credits:
Other Electives - 9-12 Credits.
Select 9-12 credits:
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 61-66*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 62-67 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- generalize the spatial and temporal distribution of specific physical processes, physical landforms, their environments and earth materials;
- identify and characterize specific physical environments and processes based on climate, topography, flora and fauna and the interactions that take place between physical systems;
- identify and characterize specific physical processes acting to change our environment;
- describe the relationship between geographical conditions and the development of human settlements, including aspects such as political, economic, religious, cultural and technological systems;
- compare and contrast regional societies with respect to geographical conditions;
- describe the dynamic processes shaping and affecting the oceans and marine populations;
- prepare maps using GIS software to visually represent data; and
- incorporate geographical information into effective written and oral communications.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Geography. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.