2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DWD-AA: Liberal Arts- Geography

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Associate of Arts Degree


The Geography Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]”), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. 

  • Courses within any Degree with Designation must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Courses older than 10 years cannot count towards any Degree with Designation.
  • Course substitutions and/or waivers are not permitted for any Degree with Designation.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Degree Requirements for the Geography Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement:

General Education Requirements:

Total Communication Credits for A.A. Degree: 6


*One GT Pathways course [MA1] is required - MAT 135 preferred.  Except: Adams State University requires MAT 121; Metropolitan State University of Denver requires either MAT 135 or MAT121; University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 121 or MAT 135; University of Colorado Colorado Springs prefers MAT 120.

Total Mathematics Credits for A.A. Degree: 3-4

Arts & Humanities:

Select two Arts & Humanities courses.

Total Arts & Humanities Credits for A.A. Degree: 6

Total History Credits for A.A. Degree: 3

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Select two Behavorial and Social Sciences courses.

Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits for A.A. Degree: 6

Physical & Life Sciences:

Select two GT Pathways (GT-SC1) courses.  No GEO-subject science courses. GEY 111 is not recommended. NOTE: Adams State requires BIO 111 and CHE 101.

Total Physical & Life Sciences Credits for A.A. Degree: 8

Required Geography Courses:

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3

  • The following courses are not currently offered at Aims, but they can be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied towards this degree:
       GEO 111     Physical Geography (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
       GEO 112     Physical Geography - Weather & Climate (GT-SC1) - 4 credits

    Please note:  If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Total Required Geography Credits for A.A. Degree: 14


Students must take an additional 13-14 credits of electives. Electives may be chosen from the general education curriculum, other arts and sciences courses and specific Career and Technical courses (see Approved Degree Electives  ). A maximum of 6 credits may be in GEO or GIS subjects. The number of elective credits may vary according to the receiving institution. You are adivsed to contact an advisor at the receiving institution.

Total Elective Credits for A.A. Degree: 13-14

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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