The study of geography encompasses many aspects of the physical and social sciences. Pierce College offers students a wide range of courses designed to provide an introduction to the complex and fascinating physical and cultural systems of the environment.

Program Description

Geography courses are perfect for those planning to major in geography, elementary or secondary education, regional and urban planning, environmental studies, government, international trade, business, transportation, and law.

Geography Majors

Students wishing to become geography majors are encouraged to take the following courses at Pierce College:

  • GEOG 100: Intro to geography
  • GEOG 150: Europe, The Americas, and Australia/New Zealand
  • GEOG 160: Africa, Middle East, and Asia
  • GEOG 200: Cultural geography
  • GEOG 205: Intro to the physical environment
  • GEOG 207: Economic geography
  • GEOG 210: Physical geography (lab)

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Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters. Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.


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A university transfer degree from Pierce College satisfies the first two years of coursework required at four-year colleges and universities, but at a fraction of the cost.


Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities.


Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further training in the geography field are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce.


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Program Contacts

Thomas Broxson
Dean Natural Sciences