Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Geography 2012-2015

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

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Required Courses

Portland State Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Physical Geography Courses

Including GEOG 210 Physical Geography

GEO 209 Weather and Climate

GEO 210 The Natural Environment



Regional Geography Courses

Choose 12 credits from:

GEO 106 Geog of the Developed World

GEO 107 Geog of the Developing World

GEO 204 Geog of the Middle East

GEO 250 Geog of Africa






Human Geography Courses

Including GEOG 230 Environment & Society: Global Perspectives

GEO 105 Intro to Human Geography

GEO 230 Geog of Race & Ethnic Conflicts (PCC’s 230 is not equivalent to PSU’s 230)



Geographic Techniques

Including GEOG 380 Maps & Geographic Information

GEO 265 Intro to GIS

GEO 264 Maps & Geospatial Concepts

GEO 267 Application Topics in GEO info syst




Geography Electives

GEO 221 Field Geography/Local Landscapes

GEO Cooperative Education



Bachelor of Science degree MTH 243 Statistics I & MTH 244 Statistics II 8-9
Bachelor of Arts degree 2 years foreign language varies

As of Fall 2011 PCC’s GEO 265 will no longer count as the equivalent of PSU’s GEOG 380.  PCC's GEO 264 will count as the equivalent of PSU's GEOG 380. 

Students who have taken GEO 265 and GEO 266 at PCC will be able to transfer that pair of courses to PSU as GIS I (GEOG 488) for purposes of the degree requirements for the minor.  It will also count as the prerequisite for GIS II (GEOG 492) and other courses that require GIS I as a prerequisite. 

HOWEVER, students need to know that the PSU registration system does not recognize either GEO 264 (PCC) as a transfer substitute for GEOG 380 (PSU), nor will the PSU registration system recognize GEO 265 + GEO 266 as transfer substitutes for GIS I.  As a result, PCC students will need to get departmental approval to register for any courses that require GEOG 380 or 488 as prerequisites

You must take your Degree Audit Report (DARS) or your PCC transcript to either

(1) the office administrator in Cramer Hall 424;

(2) one of the undergraduate advisors in the Geography Department; or

(3) the course instructor

for override approval and then fill out a special registration form. Since the courses fill up quickly, please do this as soon as you intend to register so that we can try to add you to the class.  If you are not able to register for the course online, it is because the registration system does not recognize the prerequisite or because the class is full.

Geog 210, 230 and 380 are required. Geog 230 may be taken for human or regional geography, but not both. Courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements must be graded A,B, or C (with no grade below C-). Courses with 'U' designation are approved junior-senior cluster classes for University Studies. Students using the Fall 2002 or later catalog may not use courses in their major to fulfill junior-senior cluster. Geog 497, or Stat 243 and Stat 244, or equivalent required for the B.S. degree.

The 60 credits of course work in Geography must include a minimum of 16 credits at the 400-level

Additional Requirements

To see how you will transfer into PSU's University Studies program, refer to General Education. We highly encourage you to talk with a PCC Academic Advisor to learn more about meeting PSU's general education and bachelor degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2014