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NMC’s Geography Program emphasizes both natural science and social science perspectives. A career in this field involves studying physical and biological environments, human societies and their interactions across space and time. Using maps, fieldwork and geospatial technologies such as GIS, geographers solve real-world problems, both local and global.

If you take an interest in analyzing the processes, spatial patterns and consequences of human-environment interaction, consider enrolling in this program, which includes course work in Physical Geography and Introduction to Geography. Regional courses also are offered that focus on the United States and Canada.

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Program Requirements


NMC offers course work in Physical Geography and Introduction to Geography. Regional courses are also offered that focus on the United States and Canada and the World. In addition, a tools course concentrating on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is offered. Students planning on pursuing a rewarding career in Geography will select courses from those listed here

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Tuition and Fees

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Tuition Rate

In-District ( Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$122.00 per contact hour

In-State ( other Michigan counties) Tuition

$261.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$340.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$383.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies:

Other fee of $33.00 per contact hour is a general fee covering a portion of costs for technology, orientation, placement, career testing, Student Government Association, and other student service activities.

$33.00 per contact hour

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Note: For more information on how COA component estimates are calculated, see the bottom of the Tuition and Fees page.

Enrolled students can find their own calculated Cost of Attendance in NMC Self-Service under Financial Aid. Others can use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the total annual cost of attending NMC based on their program and enrollment plans, along with financial aid eligibility.

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