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El Camino’s degree programs in geography prepare you for a rewarding career after graduation or for university transfer.

Our Geography Associate in Science (AS) and Geography Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degrees typically take two years to complete.

Interested in a geography degree or related career? We’ll help you choose the best pathway to meet your goals.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College geography degree.
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 7.7% nationwide from 2016 to 2026.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $42,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $94,000.

Choose a Degree Designed for Transfer or Career Opportunities

Geography degrees at El Camino are designed to get you ready to transfer. Or you can use your degree to enter a career after graduating. Our options fit in with either goal.


The AS degree in geography offers a clear pathway to transfer so you are ready to earn a bachelor's degree after graduating. You might also choose to pursue a career. We’ll help you explore your options.

  • Build a foundation in basic geography concepts with a focus on natural and cultural systems.
  • Meet most common transfer requirements.
  • Start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree, a rewarding career, and even graduate study.
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The AA-T degree in geography sets you on a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. You will also get priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.

  • Gain a strong academic foundation in geography and preparation for university study.
  • Enroll in courses specifically designed to transfer to a CSU campus.
  • Take classes such as cultural geography, weather and climate, and geographic information systems.
  • Explore relationships between people, places, and environments.
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Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree or Rewarding Career

With a geography degree from El Camino, you’ll be set to transfer immediately to begin working on a bachelor’s degree at another school. Your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and scientific knowledge will also serve you well for any career you choose.

  • Explore careers in public policy, planning, humanities, education, and environmental studies.
  • Learn to lead, innovate, and work in careers with professional advancement opportunities.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $42,000 to over $208,000, with an average salary of $94,000.

Take Your Education Outside of the Classroom

Get hands-on career experience and opportunities to study geography in real-world settings.

  • Find support from tutoring to the successful Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program that provides a peer-based academic community.
  • Join the active Science Club and participate in faculty-led field trips to state/national parks that focus on geography and other scientific disciplines. Check out pictures from Science Club outings. 
  • Explore the sciences in multiple lab settings, in addition to an on-campus planetarium and observatory with several telescopes.
  • Access a variety of internships and research opportunities in the sciences.
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