Map your future

Geography is an interdisciplinary field of study that is well suited for understanding and solving today’s complex problems such as global and local wealth inequities, cultural diversity and demographic change, migration, climate change, environmental sustainability, etc. Geography is a bridge between the social and natural sciences and today has been greatly enhanced by the growth in geospatial technology tools.

Harper offers transferable general education courses in human geography, introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems), regional geography (world, developing countries, developed countries), physical geography as well as an 18-credit-hour GIS certificate program.

Positions that favor an educational background in geography and/or GIS include GIS programmer/analyst, remote sensing scientist or technologist, market analyst, urban planner, ecologist, intelligence analyst, social studies teacher to name a few.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Science (AS) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in geography or a related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program.


Next steps

To learn more on potential careers or coursework, contact the Geography Department.

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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