Geography—Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Open up a world of possibilities with a degree in geography!

Geography majors study how the space on the earth’s surface is placed and used. Students who concentrate on physical geography focus on the land itself, studying topics such as climate, soil, and water. Cultural—or human—geography explores the relationship between people and the land.

In MCC’s Geography program, you’ll explore:

  • Trends in global economics
  • The extraction and distribution of the world’s natural resources
  • Rural and urban land-use patterns
  • Economic issues between developed and developing nations
  • Energy resources
  • International business and commerce

Hands-on labs include experiences in analysis and interpretation of maps, weather processes, climate classification, soil surveys, GPS use, landform processes, and the hydrosphere.

Contact (815) 455-8750 with specific questions about this program.

Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151#3 hrs,MAT-165#5 hrs,GEG-107#4 hrs,Select a Fine Arts Course#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-152#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,MAT-120#3 hrs,HRT-103#4 hrs,PHI-261

Sample Semester 3 13 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: GEG-202 | GEG-203#3 hrs,PLT-150#3 hrs,PHY-280#4 hrs,Select an Elective#3-5 hrs

Sample Semester 4 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: GEG-110| GEG-123#4 hrs,GEG-220#3 hrs,HIS-131#3 hrs,Select an Elective#3 hrs

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