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Bachelor of Arts in Geography (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 the following course:

  • GEOG 280 Intro Geospatial Techniques (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 200 Introduction to Research Methods for Geographers (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 130 Geography of Weather and Climate (4)
    Prerequisite: One G.E. Foundation course (One B.2. and one A.1 course recommended)
  • GEOG 140 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.

Take one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course
  • GEOG 120 Geography of Human Diversity in U.S. (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
  • GEOG 160 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.

Upper Division (27 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • GEOG 340 Environmental Geography (3)
    Prerequisite: GEOG 130 or GEOG 140 or GEOL 280.
  • GEOG 360 Human Geography (3)
    Prerequisites: GEOG 100, GEOG 120, or GEOG 160.
  • GEOG 380 Map Interpretation and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: None

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 355, GEOG 440, GEOG 441, GEOG 442, GEOG 443, GEOG 444, GEOG 445, GEOG 447, GEOG 448, GEOG 455, GEOG 458, GEOG 481.

Human Geography:

  • GEOG 301, GEOG 319, GEOG 352, GEOG 357, GEOG 402, GEOG 446, GEOG 452, GEOG 460, GEOG 462 (also WGSS 462), GEOG 464, GEOG 465, GEOG 467, GEOG 468, GEOG 470, GEOG 471 (also HCA 471).

Geospatial Techniques:

  • GEOG 400, GEOG 402, GEOG 473, GEOG 474, GEOG 475, GEOG 482, GEOG 484, GEOG 485, GEOG 486, GEOG 487A, GEOG 487B, GEOG 488.

Global and Regional Studies:

  • Global Studies Courses:
    • GEOG 319, GEOG 352, GEOG 355, GEOG 452, GEOG 460, GEOG 464, GEOG 468, GEOG 470.
  • Regional Courses:
    • GEOG 304, GEOG 306, GEOG 308, GEOG 309, GEOG 313, GEOG 314, GEOG 315, GEOG 316, GEOG 318, GEOG 321

Additional Courses

The following courses may be included in the above concentrations with approval of the Undergraduate Advisor:

  • GEOG 492, GEOG 494, GEOG 497.

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