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Dr. Erinanne Saffell

Residential Faculty - Meteorology / Climatology


Office: SC 14 - Room: 59

This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Have you ever poured 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 history 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.

Available Certificates

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Geography program
Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Academic Certificate (AC) Sustainability Course List
Academic Certificate (AC)    Sustainability - Track III: Coupled Human-Environment Systems Course List

Get Your Certificate Online

A certificate for this program is available online (denoted with a   icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your certificate online.

Transfer to a University

A list of available transfer options for the Geography program
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Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Geography
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning

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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. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.