Geography Area of Study

Program Info

Degree Type
Area of Study
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201

Program Description


Geography emphasizes spatial relationships, locations, and distributions. Geographers address the questions of “where” and “why” by examining the location of people and activities across the earth’s surface, and the reasons for their distribution. Geographers study spatial variations in the way people interact with one another and their environments. In short, geography is an exciting discipline that has great relevance and application to our everyday lives.

Geography courses encourage student participation and address topics such as population patterns, the spatial distribution of culture, resource use, pollution, urbanization, perception of place, the environment, and human alteration of the physical landscape. Discussion of current events from a geographic perspective enhances our understanding of complex local, national, and global issues.

Geography courses at the 100 level or above fulfill Degree-Specific Requirements for Associate in Arts degrees.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.