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Geography

Find Your Direction… Start Your Path in Geography

Sinclair’s Geography department offers a wide variety of interesting and challenging courses open to all students. With all the changes in the world, an education in geography can provide a valuable career experience and knowledge. While taking classes, you will learn about geography’s background and history, geographical mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and much more.

This program might be for you if:

  • You are interested in learning about the other places in the world.
  • You enjoy traveling, studying maps, or getting the window seat on airplanes.
  • You want to explore new, exciting cultures.
  • You consider yourself a problem-solver and care about the environment.
  • You plan to transfer to a four-year university or college to further your liberal arts studies.

There is so much to learn about in the ever-changing and advancing field of geography. Many people don’t realize how many doors can open for them professionally with this education—the employment opportunities in geography are as diverse as the field itself and students majoring in geography can look forward to an exciting and challenging career.

Short-term Technical Certificate

Geographic Information Systems

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) short-term certificate will provide students with both theoretical and practical applications of GIS. The certificate will cover the foundational concepts in GIS, including the principles of cartography and GIS, database management and analysis, data acquisition, and manipulation of georeferencing and geocoding.

Interested in learning more about this certificate program?


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of the geography program requirements, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the geography program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: