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Location(s): Salem Campus, Chemeketa Polk, Yamhill Valley Campus, Chemeketa Woodburn, Chemeketa Online

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For discipline outcomes, see General Education Outcomes-Social Science .

Geography is the study of people and places. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment, especially with regard to the sustainable use of natural resources. A background in geography is valuable preparation for careers in such fields as environmental science, natural resource management, cartography, Geographic Information Systems, urban and regional planning, transportation planning, and sustainable development.

Chemeketa offers a number of geography courses. Most of these courses can be used to fulfill the Social Science requirements of the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree and the Associate of Science Transfer degrees in Business and Computer Science. See Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) Degree Requirements , Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Business (ASOT-BUS) , and Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Computer Science (ASOT-CS)  for a complete listing.

Oregon’s state universities offering Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science degrees in Geography are Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University.

As a student, you are responsible for learning the departmental requirements of the school to which you plan to transfer. Consult with Chemeketa Advising and First Year Programs staff or a Chemeketa Geography faculty advisor. Also, you should make early contact with an advisor at the institution to which you plan to transfer to learn of any possible changes in an academic area.

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