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Associate Degree for Transfer in Geography

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Geography

Geography majors develop knowledge of international culture, environment, geoscience, history and politics while building critical thinking, analytical reasoning and practical problem-solving skills useful in a broad range of careers in today's complex, interconnected world. Completion of the Associate of Arts in Geography Degree for Transfer (Geography ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC). Some UC schools may require additional coursework, so please meet with a counselor for further assistance. The Geography program map below includes all of the major coursework and recommended General Education courses by term that are needed to fulfill the degree and transfer requirements at a CSU

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • English 1A/1AH
  • Math 12/12H
  • Geography 1/1H and 1L or Geography 2
  • Communication Studies 1
  • Philosophy 11 or Communication Studies 3 or Reading 4
  • Anthropology 1/1H
  • Geology 1
  • Geography 3 or Geography 1/1H and 1L (if not previously taken)
  • Art 6 or Music 19 or Dance 6 or Theater Arts 3
  • Any UC/CSU transferable elective course
  • Geography 2 (if not previously taken) or Geography 5
  • Geography 7
  • History 1 or History 2/2H
  • Geography 4
  • Kinesiology 4 or 10
  • Geography 5 or Georgraphy 6 or Geography 8
  • History 6/6H or 7/7H
  • Political Science 1/1H
  • Spanish 1

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tution fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Urban Planning
  • Cartographers and Mapping/Spatial Analysis
  • Environmental Sustainability Officer/Consultant
  • Real Estate/Site Location Analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Surveyor

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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