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Mission College Geography

What do Geographers Study?

Physical geographers examine the physical aspects of a region and how those aspects relate to humans. They study features of the natural environment, such as landforms, climates, soils, natural hazards, water, and plants. For example, physical geographers may map where a natural resource occurs in a country or study the implications of proposed economic development on the surrounding natural environment.

Human geographers analyze the organization of human activity and its relationships with the physical environment. Human geographers often combine issues from other disciplines into their research, which may include economic, social, or political topics. In their research, some human geographers rely primarily on statistical techniques and others rely on non-statistical sources, such as field observations and interviews.

With Mission College Geography courses:

note: Mission College does not offer an AS/AA degree or Certificate of Achievement in Geography .

How about one of these exciting Geography courses?

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Intro to Physical Geography

See how weather, climate, soil, vegetation, landforms and minerals efffect the planet with GEO 001.

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Intro to Cultural Geography

See how human technology and cultural practices developed in particular regions on earth with GEO 002.

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What Does a Geography Degree Lead to?

Careers in Geography
  • Urban and Regional planner
  • Remote sensing specialist
  • Real Estate analyst
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Location analyst
  • Travel agent
  • Conservationist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Climatologist
  • Geographer
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Petroleum Technician
  • Geophysical Data Technician
  • Cartographer/Mapmaker
  • Construction Manager
  • Geoscientist
  • Resource
  • Utilities Manager
  • Meteorologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Mine Safety Engineer
  • Forest Fire Inspector
  • Marine Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • GIS analyst

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