The Associate of Arts degree in Geography is designed to complete the lower division portion of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. This Associate of Arts degree includes Guaranteed Transfer Courses and the lower-division geography core courses recommended by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to provide students with basic and applied knowledge in physical, world regional, and human geography.

The flexibility and diversity of a geography degree makes graduates highly sought after in the work force. Many geographers find work in private businesses or as consultants to businesses, as well as state and local government offices, federal agencies, and international organizations. Career opportunities for geographers exist in remote sensing and aerial photography, resource evaluation, urban and regional planning, industrial location, marketing resources, transportation and cartography.

Contact information:

  • Student Success Center, Trinidad Campus
    Phone: 719-846-5026
  • Learning Center, Valley Campus
    Phone: 719-589-7063
Bill Hatcher

Associate Professor
Geography and Anthropology

Consider a career in Geography:
  • Climate Scientist, Meteorologist
  • Forester
  • Drone Pilot/Mapping
  • Health and Epidemiology Geographer
  • Cartographer
  • Ecologist/Environmental Consultant
  • Emergency Management (FEMA)
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Landscape Architect
  • And many, many more.