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Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is about the world in which we live. Geography is divided into two main branches: human geography and physical geography. There are additional branches in geography such as regional geography, cartography, and integrated geography.​

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in geography include: land developer, cartographer, emergency management planner, location analyst, operations manager, environmental consultant, planning and development surveyor, city planner, and surveying and mapping technician.​

Faculty Voice

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Starlene Justice Starlene Justice

Starlene Justice is Professor of Geography at Norco College. “I'm passionate about sharing the wonders of the natural world with my students,” said Justice.

Academic Programs in Geography

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

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Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Science​​​​​ - CSU Pathway

Environmental Science for Transfer (ADT)​ - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
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Additional Resources

​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

Peggy Campo
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Courtney Doussett
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​Instructional Department Specialist
Sue Lafferty
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Martha Ramirez
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Full-Time Faculty
Starlene Justice
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