CWU College of the Sciences Transfer Map

Geography, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) options

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

Careers in the twenty-first century require adaptable workers capable of looking at problems with a transdisciplinary perspective. Geography is a broad discipline. At CWU, we describe our focus as Environment. People. Place. Mapping. We pride ourselves in developing student-faculty research partnerships in all these areas.

Likely Career Paths

City planner, environmental manager, data analyst, recreation developer, natural resource manager. Our graduates have pursued careers in government, in the private sector, in academics, and at non-profits.

Key Considerations

  • Cost: University-wide costs (; some field-based courses have nominal fees for travel.
  • Location: Ellensburg, Online
  • Primary contact: Michael Pease | | 505-963-1130 |

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
GEOG 101 World Regional Geography Varies by college, check TES
GEOG 107 Our Dynamic Earth Varies by college, check TES
GEOG 208 Our Human World Varies by college, check TES
GEOG 250 Natural Resource Conservation and Exploitation Varies by college, check TES

The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

  • Students interested in Geography are encouraged to complete an AA-DTA prior to transfer.
  • Geography offers both a Bachelor of Arts and two Bachelor of Science options. Students who transfer with an AA-DTA can complete the degree and often an additional certificate in two years. We offer the BA online, face-to-face, and hybrid. Online students can take many GIS classes if they want to pursue a career in the tech industry.
  • Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |