May 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Transfer Major AA - Academic Plan

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The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 60

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
Arts / Humanities GT-AH1-AH3 (2 courses) 6 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO2 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
History GT-HI1 3 No Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1260  - Introduction to Statistics GT-MA1, except: 
Adams State University requires MAT 1340  - College Algebra, 
MSU Denver and UC Denver require MAT 1260  or MAT 1340  
3-4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Natural / Physical Science with Lab GT-SC1 (2 courses - See Notes for requirements and recommendations) 8 No Yes Yes Yes
Social / Behavioral Science GT-SS1-SS3 (2 courses) 6 No Yes Yes Yes


Required Courses - Additional Required Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
Elective (5 courses - See Notes for specific requirements) 14 No Yes Yes Yes
GEO 1005  - World Regional Geography: GT-SS2* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
GEO 1006  - Human Geography: GT-SS2* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
GEO 1011  - Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1* 4 Yes Yes No No
GEO 1012  - Physical Geography - Weather, Climate and Ecosystems with Lab: GT-SC1* 4 Yes No Yes No


Program Outcomes

  • Locate and identify various geographical aspects on a map.
  • Identify and analyze spatial diffusion of ideas, culture and the human interaction between regions.
  • Interpret, analyze and assess the effect of spatial patterns on the landscape.
  • Examine the interconnections between human society and the physical environment.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)

Year 1: Summer

Year 2: Spring

Year 2: Summer


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Electives: Maximum of six credits may be in GEO or GIS prefixes. Additionally, select from any GT courses.
  • Follow the Recommended Course Sequence as listed above. 
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094 ​ standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Natural / Physical Science with Lab GT-SC1: No GEO Prefix; GEY 1111  - Physical Geology NOT recommended; Adams State University requires BIO 1111  and CHE 1011 .
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office ( or 303.797.5664) or the Geography Department for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.
  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education website has additional information about this statewide agreement.

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