Nov 21, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Geography A.S.


If you are a full-time student and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
GEOG 2344 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems   4
MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)   3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
PHYS 1003 - Introduction to Physics  (recommended for students who have not had high school physics)
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications * - OR - Select three (3) credit hours from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives  
*To receive an Associate Degree from TCC, students must demonstrate computer proficiency by taking this course or through testing or petition.
3
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.  Students who need both PHYS 1003 and CSCI 1203 will need to meet with an academic advisor to determine the appropriate semester for enrollment.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)  
Students who have not had high school physics should take PHYS 1003 before enrolling in PHYS 1114.
4
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
GEOG 1023 - World Geography (Economic) (S)  
This is a study abroad course.  Seek academic advisement before enrolling.
3
Total Credit Hours 3

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)   5
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)   4
GIS 2354 - Computer Cartography   4
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.

Fifth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
GEOG 1043 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (S,I,H)   3
GEOG 2013 - Meteorology   3
GEOG 2033 - World Regional Geography (S,I,H)   3
Required General Education Elective.
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (S)  - OR - Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre).
3
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list. 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.