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Residential Faculty - Meteorology / Climatology
This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.
Have you ever pored over a map only to look up and see that a couple hours had passed? Or lost yourself in a fascinating documentary about an ancient tribe’s struggle to cope with the encroaching modern world on some island halfway around the globe? Then perhaps geography is right up your alley.
More than just maps and country names and territories, the study of geography contains two distinct forms: Physical and Human.
Physical Geography is the science of the landscape of Earth, from its fiery origins through earthquakes and massive volcanoes to the atmosphere and weather conditions. It examines the processes that have shaped the earth throughout time into what we see it today.
Human geography studies the patterns of human interaction with the land. This diverse academic specialty concerns language, religion, medicine, cities, economics, entertainment, and much more. In human geography the demographic transition model is applied to explain the transformation of countries from their beginnings to modern civilization.
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|At MCC, get an...||Specialize in...||Transfer to...||To get a...||Courses|
|Associate in Arts, Geography||Geography Emphasis to BA||Arizona State University||Geography (Bachelor of Arts)||Pathway Map|
|University of Arizona||Geography (Bachelor of Arts)|
|Associate in Arts, Geography||Geography Emphasis to BS||Arizona State University||Geography (Bachelor of Science)||Pathway Map|
|University of Arizona||Geography (Bachelor of Science)|
|Northern Arizona University||Geography (Bachelor of Science)|
Additional Transfer Options
Below are some additional transfer options that may also be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.
|At MCC, get an...||Transfer to...||To get a...|
|Associate in Science||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Science in Meteorology|
|Associate in Science||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning|
The Geography program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$91,730|
|Cartographers and Photogrammetrists||$61,740|
|Computer Occupations, All Other||$80,280|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||$36,780|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||$38,700|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$63,080|
|Forest and Conservation Workers||$28,990|
|Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,940|
|Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$80,540|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$60,740|
|Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$82,210|
|Urban and Regional Planners||$73,580|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Geography program is available through the Cultural Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.