Undergraduate Major in Geography
Required of All Majors
- Major prerequisite (3 hours) — One of the following: GEOG 103, 104, 105, 121, 201, 202, or 210
- GEOG 495 (aka the Capstone Seminar in Geography)
- A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses
Choose between the B.A. and B.S. Degree
The department offers a general B.A. degree in geography that offers great flexibility.
The path to a B.S. requires that you select one of three concentrations. Note that the College of Arts and Science's core requirements differ between the two
degrees. The links below to the academic bulletin will help guide you, but please consult with
your geography advisor to ensure you're on track to complete your degree.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in geography
B.A. requirements (including general B.A. degree requirements)
- Bachelor of Science degree in geography
B.S. requirements (including general B.S. degree requirements)
Choose a concentration
Undergraduate Minor in Geography
The Department of Geography offers a flexible geography minor that requires 18 credit hours in geography courses. You may tailor your minor to fit various themes in geography, including human geography, environmental science, weather and climate, geographic information science, regional geography, or hazards. Please see an undergraduate advisor.
Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) has become a cornerstone of national security that involves gathering and analyzing geographical data. The new GEOINT certificate, accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), prepares students by integrating critical thinking and problem-solving abilities with training in geographic information technologies and knowledge of human and physical geography. The GEOINT certificate equips students with the skills needed to confront and respond to challenges relating to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and military operations.