Geography B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A – E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Foreign Language 2002 - Intermediate II
Elementary Statistics
Select 12 credit hours of the following:
Foreign Language through 2001
Introduction to Anthropology
World History I: Development of World Civilization
Introduction to International Studies
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements60
Geography Requirements
Introduction to Human Geography
Physical Geography
Select one of the following:
Introduction to GIS and Cartography
Remote Sensing
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora
Cultural Anthropology
Global Issues
Major Electives:
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.
Must include at least 8 hours of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework
Minor (Approved by advisor)
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (Strongly recommend minor in GIS)
Total Credit Hours124

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:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • Complete GEOG   4831 with a grade of B or higher;
  • Complete GEOG   4120 (with a grade of B or higher), GEOG   4830, and GEOG   4831 for a total of 8 credit hours;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.