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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Geography, BS


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A Bachelor of Science with a major in geography gives you the knowledge and skills to study and address 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 Science 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 Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  requirements (excluding foreign language).

Major requirements, 36 hours


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

Other courses in the major


One techniques course; three courses from topics Groups A and C; one course 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, topics Group B or topics Group C.

Group C: Archaeology


Other course requirements


Foreign language requirement options


Completion of one of the following course groups (two courses in total), to substitute for the foreign language requirement of the Arts and Sciences degree requirements.

Group 1, Computer programming and information systems


Any two of the following:

Group 2, Mathematics


Two courses (excluding MATH 1010 MATH 1100 , MATH 1350  and MATH 1351 ), each at least 3 hours, in addition to the college requirement for meeting the Arts and Sciences degree requirements.

Group 3, Physical and natural/life science


Two advanced level courses, each at least 3 hours, in physics, chemistry or biology, subject to approval by the geography undergraduate advisor. Group 3 courses may be from different departments (for example, one in physics and one in chemistry).

Minor


Optional.

Electives


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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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