Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jan 23, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022

DWD-AA :Liberal Arts-Geography (2 Years)

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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. Although courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AA degree at Aims, they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.

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: 6


One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics 

• Adams State University requires MAT 121 College Algebra; 

• Metropolitan State University of Denver requires either MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics or MAT 121 College Algebra

• University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 121 College Algebra or MAT 135 Intro to Statistics.

 • University of Colorado Colorado Springs prefers MAT 120 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

Total Mathematics Credits: 3-4

Arts & Humanities:

Two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT- AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4). 

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6


One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1).

Total History Credits: 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1 OR GT-SS3).

Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits: 6

Natural & Physical Sciences:

Two GT Pathways Natural & Physical Science course, one must be with a laboratory (GT-SC1).


• NO GEO prefix science courses

• GEY 111 (Physical Geology) not recommended

• For Adams State, students must take BIO 111 (General College Biology I, GT-SC1) and CHE 101 (Introduction to Chemistry I w/lab, GT-SC1).

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)

Natural & Physical Sciences Credits: 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: 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 2021-2022   ). 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: 13-14

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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