Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Geography (BA)

This program offers students a study of the complex forces that interact to shape the world allowing them to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of the earth's physical and cultural environments, as well as the mutually reinforcing interrelationships between people and places on a variety of scales.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements  42-46 credits 
Electives  32-36 credits
Total Credits Required  120

For admission, continuation and graduation from the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Geography, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 16 credits of geography must be taken at the 300 level or above.

GEG 100Introduction to Geography(WG)



GEG 101World Regional Geography(WG)



GEG 102People and Their Environment(RLA)


GEG 212Introduction to GIS(RLA)


GEG 400Geographical Imaginations(RLA)


At least two geography courses designated as topics courses.


At least one geography course designated as an environmental course.


At least one geography course designated as a regional course.


Four courses in geography (GEG), three of which have to be at the 300-level or higher


ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above


Students will be allowed to substitute GEG 102 with GEO 100/101 or GEO 102/103 or GEO 105 or GEO 106/107 or GEO 111/112 with the permission of the Geography coordinator.

*Geography Internship or Geography Independent Study at the 500-level may be used to satisfy this requirement. Two courses (8 credits) may be taken outside the Geography major with the permission of the Geography coordinator.

Total Credit Hours: 42-46

Total Credit Hours: 120

Geography Independent Study (GEG 591-594) and Geography Internship (GEO 598-99) may be applied toward the major with the permission of a faculty advisor.


To graduate with honors in Geography a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in geography courses and must complete a thesis or research project determined by the student under the direction of a faculty advisor.