Geography at Red Rocks Community College

What is geography? It’s everything! Geography comes from Greek: geo for “Earth,” and the verb graphein, “to write.” Geographers not only write about the Earth, its inhabitants, its physical phenomena, and the relationships between them, but they also study how human activity impacts the Earth and its environments. Geography answers some of the most basic, yet vitally important questions we ask: What is where? Why is it there? Why should we care? Geographers are people who are fundamentally and irrepressibly curious about the world around them. We want to know what lies beyond the distant horizon, who lives there, and what we share in common with people who seem so different from us. Geography is about exploring connections, understanding differences, and embracing the incredible diversity of human life on this strange and beautiful world we all share together. 


Associate of Arts


Careers in Geography:

Geography is one of the fastest growing career fields with the highest rate of post-graduation employment. Geographical knowledge, multicultural understanding, and the ability to use geospatial technologies are attributes highly sought-after by today’s employers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 the average salary for a geographer was more than $75,000, and jobs in geography are expected to grow by nearly 30% between 2012 and 2022. Geography can satisfy your passion for learning and exploration, and can also be the platform for a lucrative career in any industry. Just ask the President of the United States of America:

“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” - Barack Obama

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Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!