Geography Major
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California State University, Long Beach ]
      Department of Geography
College of Liberal Arts
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
California State University
Long Beach, CA 90840-1101 USA

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

(code GEOGBA01) (120 units)

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Requirements:

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all upper division Geography Courses.

The Geography major requires at least 39 units of which at least 9 must be at the 400 level. These units are broken down into two broad categories:

  • Lower Division: 12 units required, GEOG 100 or 120 or 160; GEOG 140; GEOG 200; and GEOG 280.
  • Upper Division: 27 units required, which must include at a minimum:
    • GEOG 340 or 355I
    • GEOG 360
    • GEOG 380
    • one Regional course (see list below)
    • and an additional 12 units within one Concentration:
      • Human Geography
      • Environmental/Physical geography
      • Geospatial Techniques, or
      • Global and Regional Studies).

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Geography Course Clusters:

Geography courses are grouped into four clusters, which correspond to the structure of the field and to the concentrations in the major:

  • Environmental/Physical Geography:
    • GEOG 340, 355I, 440, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 455, 458, 481
  • Human Geography:
    • GEOG 319I, 352, 360, 366, 381, 452, 460, 465, 468, 470
  • Geospatial Techniques (GIScience):
    • GEOG 400, 402, 473, 474, 475, 482, 484, 485, 486, 487A, 487B, 488
  • Global and Regional Studies:
    • Global: 319I, 352, 355I, 452, 460, 468, 470
    • Specific regions: GEOG 304, 306, 308I, 309I, 313I, 314I, 315I, 316, 318, 321, 322, 326

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Advising

For more information, please contact one of our undergraduate advisors:

Dr. Paul Laris:
  • plaris@csulb.edu
  • 1 (562) 985-1862 or -8432 or (fax) -8993
  • LA4-103E
  • Department of Geography/1250 Bellflower Blvd./California State University/Long Beach, CA 90840-1101

[ photograph of Dr. Laris ]
Dr. Deborah Thien:
  • dthien@csulb.edu
  • 1 (562) 985-7072 or -8432 or (fax) -8993
  • LA4-206B
  • Department of Geography/1250 Bellflower Blvd./California State University/Long Beach, CA 90840-1101

[ photograph of Dr. Thien ]

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