Geographers study the physical world around us, including the natural and human impact upon it. If you want to explore climate change, energy conservation, or environmental science, take a geography class. Understanding other countries help you better understand diverse cultures and challenges. When you gain broader geographical perspective, you gain insights to better preserve and utilize resources.
Knowledge you will gain
- Introduction to geography
- World regional geography
- Spatial distribution and interaction
Geography is an ever-changing topic with ripple effects. Fires in one region can change air quality and habitat in another. Volcanoes in Hawaii can impact agriculture, tourism, and aquatic life. Studying geography at Ridgewater can open doors to explore many careers. Meet some of your Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal requirements in Ridgewater’s small class that fall within the areas of History and the Social and Behavior Sciences or Global Perspective.
Attributes that help students thrive
- Personal attention
- Current event discussions
Take a few geography courses or make it your major! Hundreds of students complete their first two years of virtually any four-year degree at Ridgewater where tuition is very affordable before transferring to their preferred university.