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Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Geography.
Geography is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Social Sciences, as well as Medicine, Law, and Education.
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 , MUSC 108 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 .
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: ANTH& 205 , BIOL 107 , BIOL 124 , BIOL 144 , BIOL& 213 , CHEM 171 /CHEM 181 , ENVS& 100 , ENVS& 101 , ENVS 202 , GEOG 204 , GEOL& 101 , GEOL 107 , GEOL& 115 , GEOL& 208 , OCEA& 101 . Strongly recommended: GEOG 203 .
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 100 , ANTH& 206 , ECON 100 , ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 , GEOG& 200 , HIST 218 , HIST 245 , HIST 247 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , POLS& 101 , POLS& 202 , POLS& 203 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 245 , SOC& 101 , SOC& 201 , SOC 250 , SOC 288 , GWS 205 , GWS 215 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 . Strongly recommended: GEOG& 100 .
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: GEOG& 200 , GEOG 277 , BIOL& 211 , MATH& 142 , additional lab science in biology, chemistry, geology or physics, World Language if required for university admission or graduation.
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
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