Geography/Global Studies

The Geography/Global Studies program provides students with a foundation of general education and core courses that are enriched with international topics, perspective and focus. This program of study prepares students to successfully pursue their professional and personal endeavors in an increasingly globalized environment.

Courses in the Geography/Global Studies program provide a strong academic foundation for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution of higher education to continue their education in geography, global studies, international studies, or in related fields such as political science, or intelligence and national security studies.

Area universities that offer a degree in one or more of these fields include: Angelo State, Baylor, North Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas State, Texas Tech, University of Houston, University of Texas, UTEP, UTPB, UTSA, and West Texas A&M.

 

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Program Details

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

Students develop skills applicable to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of the institutions and processes that shape the world
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving
  • Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively
  • Civil Service Worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consular/Embassy Assistant
  • Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Emergency Manager
  • Environmental Specialist
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Global Human Resources Manager
  • Higher Education Professional
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Import/Export Agent
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Account Executive
  • International Business Consultant
  • International Development Consultant
  • International Financial Planner
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Professor
  • Program Manager
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Trade Specialist
  • Travel Agent
  • United Nations Officer
  • Urban Planner
  • World Health Organization Officer
  • Kelly Cass – Weather Channel On-Air Meteorologist
  • Tom Clark – Comedian and Actor
  • Kevin Ford – NASA Astronaut; United States Air Force Colonel
  • Michael Francis – Marketing VP for Target
  • Ban Ki-moon – Secretary General of the United Nations
  • John F. Kennedy – United States President
  • Michael Jordan – Basketball Player
  • Mark Lippert – United States Ambassador to South Korea
  • Michael McFaul – United States Ambassador to Russia
  • Amy Pascal – Film Producer, Sony Pictures
  • Joseph Prueher - United States Ambassador to China
  • Bill Richardson – United States Congressman; Governor of New Mexico
  • Ron Silver – Film Actor and Producer
  • Arlen Specter – United States Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Prince William – British Royal Family and second in line of succession to the British throne

 Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information. 

Geography/Global Studies Faculty

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michael makowsky
Department Chair, Professor, Dual Credit Liaison
Anthropology, Geography/Global Studies, Psychology, Sociology
Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 163
(432) 685-6828
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sondra richards
Department Chair, Professor, Dual Credit Liaison
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Geography/Global Studies, Government/Political Science, Paralegal
Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 159
(432) 685-6815

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