School of Natural, Applied and Social Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The skills obtained by studying geography make graduates in demand for a wide range of employment opportunities. The geography curriculum will prepare students for business and academics while encouraging life long learning skills. The link between geography and the world (cultural and physical) makes a varied list of careers. Geographic skills are essential to understanding physical patterns, human patterns, and Earth’s processes. These skills are important for anyone critically thinking about the global community. The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences welcomes partnerships with appropriate businesses and government agencies to place students into internship positions in their major or a related field. The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences actively encourages students to work in such internship positions and considers internships to be an integral part of the curriculum.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Geography

34-40 Hours
2.0 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements

*Only one course (3 credits) completed for the major requirements may also be counted as satisfying part of the minor requirements.

Capstone Assessment:
A capstone assessment is required to be completed during the first half of the final semester/term of coursework. The capstone assessment relates directly to the content of the program’s five core required courses and is designed to evaluate our graduating students’ abilities in regard to the program competencies.

Students must contact the Geography Program Coordinator at the beginning of their final semester/term in order to make arrangements for completing this requirement.

Core Curriculum
GGH110LE Cultural Geography 3
GGH200LE Geography of North America 3
GGP115 Physical Geography 4
GGP350 GIS I 3
GO125LE Natural Disasters 3
TOTAL 16 cr.
Major Electives
At least six courses designated as GGH, GGP or GO; three courses (9 credits) must be 300-level or above
Required Minor
Any of the minors offered by the university or successful completion of a second major.

Minor - Geography

18 Hours
2.0 GPA

The minor provides students interested in geography an opportunity to pursue their studies in the discipline. A variety of geography subjects are available and students may select courses in line with their specific academic and career goals. A minimum of eighteen hours from any courses in Geography (GGH, GGP) can be taken to fulfill this requirement.