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Geography

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Geography (code GEOGBA01) (120 units)

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.

Lower Division (12 units):

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • GEOG 200 Introduction to Research Methods for Geographers (3)
    • GEOG 280 Intro Geospatial Techniques (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • GEOG 130 Introduction to Climatology (4)
    • GEOG 140 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3)
    • GEOG 120 Geography of Human Diversity in U.S. (3)
    • GEOG 160 Introduction to Human Geography (3)

Upper Division (27 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • GEOG 340 Environmental Geography (3)
    • GEOG 360 Human Geography (3)
    • GEOG 380 Map Interpretation and Analysis (3)
  • Take one Regional course (see list below)
  • Take 3 courses in one of the following concentrations:
    • Environmental/Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geospatial Techniques, or Global/Regional Studies

Major Concentrations

Students are urged to complete courses in each cluster and to seek the advice of the undergraduate advisor and other faculty to identify courses that are best suited to meet their educational and career objectives. In addition, programs may be tailored to meet the needs of individual students especially those choosing to double-major.

  • Environmental/Physical Geography:
    • GEOG 355I, 440, 442, 443, 444, 445, 447, 448, 455, 458, 473, 474, 475, 487A, 481.
  • Human Geography:
    • GEOG 319I, 352, 402, 446, 452, 460, 464, 465, 467, 468, 470, 471 (also HCA 471), 487B.
  • Geospatial Techniques:
    • GEOG 400, 402, 473, 474, 475, 482, 484, 485, 486, 487A, 487B, 488.
  • Global and Regional Studies:
    • Global Studies Courses:
      • GEOG 319I, 352, 355I, 452, 460, 464, 468, 470.
    • Regional Courses:
      • GEOG 304, 306, 308I, 309I, 313I, 314I, 315I, 316, 318, 321, 322, 326

Additional Courses

  • The following courses may be included in the above concentrations with approval of the Undergraduate Advisor:
    • GEOG 492, 494, 497.