Geography B.S.

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
Area A2 -- Must take MATH 1112, MATH 1113 or MATH 1441
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Physical Geography
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Select two of the following electives:
Concepts of Biology
and Concepts of Biology Laboratory
Concepts of Biology Trad. Lab
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Introduction to the Earth
Environmental Geology
Introductory Physics I
Major Requirements60
Introduction to Human Geography
Introduction to GIS and Cartography
Introduction to Research
Intermediate GIS
Remote Sensing
Major Electives
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 13-19 credit hours of Electives (must include at least 1 hour of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework)
Foreign Language (2001 Level)
Completion through 2001-level Foreign Language 2
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 Senior Thesis Research II (GEOG   4831) with a grade of B or higher;
  • Complete Introduction to Research (GEOG   4120) (with a grade of B or higher), Senior Thesis Research I (GEOG   4830) and Senior Thesis Research II (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.