BA/BS Major in Geography

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Geography

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements:
GE 102Global Environments and Societies 23
GE 111Physical Geography: Weather and Climate 24
or GE 111H Honors Physical Geography: Weather and Climate
GE 112Physical Geography-Landforms 24
or GE 112H Honors Physical Geography: Landforms
GE 184Digital Earth3
GE 260People, Place, and Culture 23
GE 300WGeographic Exploration3
GE 325Cartography and Visualization3
GE 384Geographic Information Systems4
Select one course from the following Regional Geography courses:3
Geography of Europe
Geography of Russia and Associated States
Geography of the South
Geography of the United States and Canada
Geography of Latin America
Geography of the Middle East
Geography of Asia
Geography of Africa
Historical Geography of the United States
Special Topics (if approved by chair as a regional course)
Complete three credit hours from any of the following Experiential Learning options:3
Field Courses 4
Education Abroad Courses 4
Geography Internship
Geography Internship
Geography Internship
Geography Capstone Project
Prescribed Supporting Courses
Select one Microcomputer Course 33
Select one Statistics Course3
Additional Geography Electives24
The Geography degree requires 24 additional credit hours of upper-division Geography courses. Up to 6 credit hours from the courses listed below may be chosen pending Advisor and Department Chair approval:
Coastal Wetlands Ecology
Introduction to Oceanography
Earth Resources
Technology and the Environment
Introduction to Public History
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources
Natural Resource Management
Special Topics in Southern Studies
Global Women's Issues
A minor or second major is not required for the Geography major.
General Elective hours, if required, to bring total to 120
Total Hours120

For the BA degree, 6 hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level.


These courses are required in the major if not completed as part of the General Education component

Fulfills computer literacy requirement.

Courses that count as field courses or study away courses will be determined by the Department Chair.