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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Major, BA

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This major of 65 credits offers students the greatest flexibility and is suited for students with interests outside of the specializations listed below. In consultation with a departmental advisor, students may choose a specialization and design a program of component courses which best fits specific career goals and aspirations. In addition to the core requirements, students pursuing this option must take a set of department approved electives that includes an upper-division course from each of five subfields. To satisfy the overall major requirement, at least 8 of the credits must be in 400-level geography courses in addition to Geography 489 - Geography Capstone.

(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college or university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

Geography Core

Admission to the Major

All students who wish to major in geography must:

  1. Have a 2.25 minimum GPA in all coursework taken up to the time of admission
  2. Apply for acceptance into the geography major
  3. Upon acceptance into the program, meet with their assigned advisor to develop a major contract
  4. Earn a C- or higher grade in each of the courses in their major contract

Department-approved Electives

Must include one upper-division geography course in each of the five subfields: regional, physical, human, resource, and techniques.

Total Electives Credits: 40

Total Credits: 65

College and Department Information

Geography Department  
College of the Sciences  

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