Geography B.A.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
MATH   1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling3
or MATH   1111 College Algebra
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Foreign Language 2002 - Intermediate II3
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Foreign Language through 2001
Introduction to Anthropology
World History I: Development of World Civilization
Introduction to International Studies
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Sociology
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements
Geography Requirements
GEOG   1101Introduction to Human Geography3
GEOG   1111Climate and the Landscape3
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to GIS and Cartography
Remote Sensing
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora
Cultural Anthropology
Global Issues
Major Electives:15
Select 15 hours of Upper Division Geography courses (GEOG 3000-level and above). May include no more than 2 hours of GEOG 3790 - Teaching Internship in Geography and 6 hours of GEOG   5890 - Directed Study.
Select 17 credit hours of Electives17
Minor: Approved by advisor.
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (Strongly recommend minor in GIS)15
Total Credit Hours126

Program Requirements

  • Geography majors must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA across all Geography coursework (any course with GEOG prefix).

Honors in Geography

Students majoring in Geography (BS or BA) may pursue an Honors in Geography program.  Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 after 45 credit hours of coursework and approval of Geology and Geography faculty to commence the Honors program.

To graduate with Honors in Geography, a student must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and a 3.2 in a minor.
  • Complete a senior thesis (BA or BS degree) with a minimum grade of “B” in GEOG   4610 Senior Thesis Seminar. The thesis will be supervised by a Geology/Geography faculty member.
  • Complete Introduction to Research (GEOG   4120), Senior Thesis Research I (GEOG   4830), and Senior Thesis Research II (GEOG   4831) (senior thesis research sequence) for a total of 8 credit hours.
  • Present a departmental seminar on the thesis research.


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