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Geography, Science Transfer Pattern

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Important Information

Short Description

Geography studies how physical, biological, and human processes shape the landscape in which we live and cause regions to differ from each other.

Type of Credential

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Geography

Program Code

P 160

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville: Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or

CCBC Essex: Steve Kabrhel
443-840-2602 or

CCBC Dundalk, Victor Madike
443-840-3968 or

Additional Information:


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 29 Credits

General Education Electives:

 Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101  or CSIT 111  recommended) 3 Credit(s).


Program Requirements and Electives - 31 Credits

Program Electives:

Select 16 credits. Elective courses should be selected to meet transfer institution requirements.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

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.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. generalize the spatial and temporal distribution of specific physical processes, physical landforms, their environments and earth materials;
  2. identify and characterize specific physical environments and processes based on climate, topography, flora and fauna and the interactions that take place between physical systems;
  3. identify and characterize specific physical processes acting to change our environment;
  4. describe the relationship between geographical conditions and the development of human settlements, including aspects such as political, economic, religious, cultural and technological systems;
  5. compare and contrast regional societies with respect to geographical conditions;
  6. describe the dynamic processes shaping and affecting the oceans and marine populations;
  7. prepare maps using GIS software to visually represent data; and
  8. incorporate geographical information into effective written and oral communications.

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