Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    Oct 19, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, B.S.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the geographic dimensions of social and/or physical patterns, relations, processes, and environments
  • Demonstrate competence in acquiring, evaluating, and analyzing geographic data
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a specific geographical question
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze data geographically
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct and present an argument based on evidence


Core: 60 Hours

Core Areas A-E: 42 Hours


  • Area A must have MATH 1113  or higher
  • Area D must have Option II

Area F: 18 Hours (*: If not taken in Core Areas A-E)

MATH credits from Areas A and D 1-2 Hours

1000-2000 level courses from GEOG, CS, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS 6-8 Hours

Additional 1000-2000 level hours from COSM, COSS, or COAH as necessary 0-5 Hours

Major: 60 Hours

Must have at least 39 hours of 3000/4000 level courses.

Must choose a concentration. (Students in GIS concentration cannot minor in GIS and students in Environmental Sustainability concentration cannot minor in Environmental Sustainability.)

Human Geography


Required Courses: 30-39 Hours

3000/4000 level hours any GEOG courses: 9 Hours

Minor and/or electives: 21-30 Hours

Environmental Sustainability


Required Courses: 30-39 Hours

Interdisciplinary Offering: 9 Hours

  • Select upper level courses in ANTH, COMM, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS/PLAN, PSYC, SOCI or other approved disciplines when those courses focus on environmentally relevant topics. Must be approved by advisor.
Senior Seminar

Minor and/or electives: 21-30 Hours

Physical Geography


Required Courses: 27-38 Hours

3000/4000 level hours Any GEOG Courses: 12 Hours

Senior Seminar

Minor and/or electives: 22-33 Hours

Geographic Information Systems


Required Courses 39-43 Hours

One of the following (*: If not taken in Core Areas A-E) 0-4 Hours

3000/4000 level hours GEOG, GEOL, CS, POLS, MGNT, or CISM: 11 Hours

Minor and/or electives: 17-21 Hours

Major: 60 Hours

Total: 120 Hours