About the Program
Geography is the study of spatial distributions and their interrelationships that are significant to human kind. HCC's Geography discipline seeks to provide geographic educational opportunities to foster a greater knowledge of the world around us.
AWARD TYPES: Associate in Arts
AREA OF STUDY: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degrees and Certificates
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Our goal is to foster international awareness and improve geographical education. We currently offer four survey courses. It is our belief that each of our courses offer opportunities to establish an international base at a time when the world interconnects and interacts as never before.
There are 14 Geographers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 28.6% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings are 1 job a year.
- Median Wages - $35.16 hourly, $73,000 annually
Online Programs Restrictions
Some online programs may require up to 15% of their curriculum be taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Language Option Restrictions
Some online programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.
Elective Course Restrictions
Some online programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Required Course Restrictions
Some online programs may require students to participate in one or more campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Potential Course Restrictions
Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.
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Multidisciplinary Studies - Geography Major - Field of Study Curriculum Track, A.A.