Geography Major: Bachelor of Science

A major leading to a B.S. degree consists of 49 hours of Geography and Earth Sciences and at least six hours of extra departmental coursework (55 hours total). In addition to departmental core coursework, students must complete ENGL 2116 (Introduction to Technical Communication) and a mathematics course above MATH 1103, with STAT 1221 or STAT 1222 strongly suggested. Although students pursuing a B.S. in Geography are not required to declare a concentration, formal concentrations within the major include Urban, Social, and Economic Geography; Urban and Regional Planning; and GIScience and Technology. Other plans of study may be developed; students should contact their advisors to develop a program of study that matches their career objectives. In addition to the required 31 hours of core coursework all students (except those pursuing the Concentration in GIScience and Technology (see below)) are required to complete 18 hours of elective GEOG coursework at the 3000 or above level. Up to three elective courses may be selected from courses with the ESCI, GEOL, and METR prefix. Students should work closely with their academic advisors to ensure that their program of study is tailored to their career goals.

Concentration Guidelines

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