Nov 14, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Geography, B.A.


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(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Geography requires at least 42 units in the major, at least 27 of which must consist of upper-division courses; plus General Education, all-university requirements and free electives. Students may satisfy some requirements with equivalent coursework taken at other institutions. Courses toward the major must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Students are encouraged to take additional geography courses beyond the minimum required for the major.

Credential Information


The bachelor’s degree in geography may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for either the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in social studies. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the major and electives. With careful planning, it may be possible to enter the credential program in the senior year of the bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (657-278-3352) to obtain information on attending an overview presentation.

Study Plan


Upper-Division Courses


Physical Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 310 to GEOG 319

Environmental Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 320 to GEOG 329

Regional Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 330 to GEOG 349

Human Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 350 to GEOG 369

Advanced Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 420 to GEOG 479

Geotechnical Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 480 to GEOG 489

Geography Electives (6 units)


Select upper-division Geography courses not used to satisfy any other requirements

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)


Emphasis in Environmental Analysis (42 units)


The Environmental Analysis emphasis is designed for students interested in physical and environmental geography, and careers in environmental fields.

Upper-Division Courses


Physical Geography (6 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 310 to GEOG 319

Environmental Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 320 to GEOG 329

Regional Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 330 to GEOG 349

Human Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 350 to GEOG 369

Advanced Physical and Environmental Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 420 to GEOG 449

Geotechnical Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered GEOG 480 to GEOG 489

Geography Elective (3 units)


Select an upper-division Geography course not used to meet any other requirement

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)


Total (120 units)


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