Geography, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Geography

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 26
Major Option
Complete all required courses35
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 324
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum25
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Geography Core Requirements
GEOG 101Physical Geography I: The Atmosphere 44
GEOG 102Physical Geography II: The Lithosphere 44
GEOG 104World Regional Geography 43
GEOG 106Human Geography 43
GEOG 206Geography of the United States and Canada 43
GEOG 300Map Investigation3
or GEOG 409 Cartography
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Geographical Techniques and Thought
Special Topics in GIS, Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing
Geography Requirements
Select 12 credit hours of GEOG 300-GEOG 499 512
Total Credit Hours35

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.


Coursework may fulfill some General Studies requirements. Work closely with advisor.


Except GEOG 388.