Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|Area A1 - Communication Skills|
|Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum||6|
|Area A2 - Quantitative Skills|
|MATH 1112||College Trigonometry||3|
|or MATH 1113||Pre-Calculus|
|Area B - Global Engagement|
|Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum||4|
|Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics|
|Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum||6|
|Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology|
|Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum||11|
|Area E - Social Sciences|
|Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum||12|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major|
|GEOG 1111||Climate and the Landscape||3|
|MATH 1441||Calculus I||4|
|STAT 2231||Introduction to Statistics I||3|
|Select two of the following electives:||8|
and General Biology Laboratory (if not taken in Area D)
|Principles of Chemistry I (if not taken in Area D)|
|Introduction to the Earth (if not taken in Area D)|
|Introduction to Physics I (if not taken in Area D)|
|Health and Physical Education Activities|
|HLTH 1520||Healthful Living||2|
|Physical Education Activities||2|
|FYE 1220||First-Year Seminar||2|
|Introduction to Human Geography|
|Introduction to GIS and Cartography|
|Introduction to Research|
Select 24 hours of Upper Division Geography courses (GEOG 3000-level and above) 1
May include no more than 2 hours of GEOG 3790 - Teaching Internship in Geography and 6 hours of GEOG 5890 - Directed Study
|Select 16-19 credit hours of Electives||16-19|
|Foreign Language (2001 Level)|
|Carryover from the Core, if applicable||0-3|
|Total Credit Hours||126|
Students pursuing Senior Thesis Research must earn a minimum grade of B in Introduction to Research (GEOG 4120), have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of Introduction to Research (GEOG 4120), and complete Senior Thesis Research I (GEOG 4830) and Senior Thesis Research II (GEOG 4831).
- 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 4831. The thesis will be supervised by a Geology/Geography faculty member.
- Complete GEOG 4120, GEOG 4830, and GEOG 4831 (senior thesis research sequence) for a total of 8 credit hours.
- Present a departmental seminar on the thesis research.
COSM Advisement Center, Engineering Building, Room 1116, (912) 478-0649. Senior thesis research is advised by Geography Faculty in the Department of Geology and Geography, Herty Building, Phone: (912) 478-5361.