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When you study geography at Normandale, you’ll learn about the complex relationships between people and their environment. You’ll learn how to interpret patterns of social, economic, and political activity around the world.  

Take your foundational liberal arts classes here, with a focus on geography, then you’ll be ready to transfer to a 4-year program at a Minnesota State university. 

Where Will a Geography Degree Take You?

An associate of arts degree with an emphasis in geography will help prepare you for a career where you can evaluate information and analyze a variety of data. You will hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as your communication skills. 

Studying geography helps prepare you for a variety of career paths, including government, non-profit work and teaching.

What Makes our Geography Program Unique?

Did you know that our Geography and Geology Department is the largest in any of Minnesota’s two-year colleges? Because of this, we’re able to offer a comprehensive set of introductory courses in both geography and geology.   

You’ll get small class sizes and personalized attention from experienced faculty in a program that’s affordable — and serves as an excellent first step towards your bachelor’s degree. 

Plus, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the social, economic, political, and environmental relationships throughout the world and, through thoughtful analysis, you’ll grasp “the how and why” variations occur.  

Geography Program Basics

Pursue your AA in geography, then seamlessly transfer to a Minnesota State university. 

Geography Faculty

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