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    Jun 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in geography gives you the skills to solve complex environmental problems associated with population growth, urban sprawl, climate change, natural disasters and public health. This degree is highly marketable and offers an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in geography.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements, 36 hours

A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses to graduate with a major in the department.

Other courses in the major

One techniques course; one course from topics Group A; three courses from topics Group B; and three electives from any techniques/topics group(s).

GEOG 4900 and GEOG 4920 can be applied to the techniques group, topics Group A or topics Group B.

Other course requirements




Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements

A minimum grade of C in all major courses is required for graduation.

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