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Geography Major & Minor

The discipline of geography seeks to understand the transformation of the earth in relationship to both human and environmental processes and serves as a bridge between the natural and social sciences. Spatial theories (scale, location, place, and connectivity) allow geographers to critically analyze change in the cultural, physical and economic landscape.

Students find geography’s interdisciplinary nature combines well with other programs and fields of study such as international studies, environmental studies, biology and economics.

Geography
Geography Major

The Geography Major

Note: No grade below a C- (1.70) will be allowed for credit within the major.

10 units, including:

  • SUST-101 Introduction to Sustainability

  • GEOG-210 Planet Earth: People and Place

  • GEOG-250 Planet Earth: Wind, Water, Fire

  • GEOG-260 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • DSST-189 Introduction to Statistical Modeling (or equivalent research methods course, with approval of department)

  • GEOG-401 Geography Capstone

  • Four units in electives, which must include an approved experiential learning component (internship, field work, study abroad). Three of the electives must be at the 300 level or higher.

Geography Minor

The Geography Minor

Note: No grade below a C- (1.70) will be allowed for credit within the minor.

Six units, including:

  • GEOG-210 Planet Earth: People and Place

  • GEOG-250 Planet Earth: Wind, Water, Fire

  • GEOG-260 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Three units of electives in geography, to include no more than one unit of GEOG-390 nor more than a half unit of GEOG-388.