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Department of Geography

Undergraduate Degrees

As an undergraduate in the Department of Geography, you can chose between a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The department also offers a flexible minor that students can tailor to fit their interests, as well as a certificate program in Geospatial Intelligence.

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.

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) Certificate Program

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.


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