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Transfer - Associate in Science

Program Overview

Is a bachelor’s degree in geography in your future? Delta is a great place to start. When it’s time to transfer, you will have earned an Associate in Science degree to take with you.

Do you want to learn more about the land we live in? Geography is the study of the earth, its features and its life forms, including human life.

Geographic information systems (GIS) is also taught at Delta. GIS is a well-established technology in a rapidly growing field referred to as geospatial technologies, which encompasses many types of methods and techniques for the collection, analysis, modeling and visualization of geospatial data.  GIS skills are in demand for jobs related to engineering, planning, utilities, management, transportation and logistics, insurance, telecommunications, natural resources and business.  

Earning Potential

With a bachelor's degree in this field you could become a geographer.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $58,600 annually.

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Likely Careers

  • Geographer
  • Urban Planning
  • GIS Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Educator
  • Student in class
    Transfer seamlessly

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on! 

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities. 

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

High-quality faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices. Many classes offer interactive lecture, activity and hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine, and more.


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.

Explore your options

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors! 

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Student clubs and service projects

Check out the many student clubs available to you. There will be one or more that should spark your interest in getting involved.

student clubs and organizations

Free tutoring

 At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options. 

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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facts & figures


With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.