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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, Environmental Analysis Concentration, B.A.

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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

The Bachelor of Arts in Geography enables students to understand the spatial processes and patterns of physical and human geography, and the complex interactions between humans and the natural environment. The program prepares students for a variety of career paths, including education, environmental analysis, resource management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students learn how to apply geospatial technologies to analyze geographic data and address geographic problems. Geography promotes applied and experiential learning, which helps students to understand and work on real-world challenges, such as global climate change and sustainable development

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information. 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.

Geography Core (30 units)

Environmental Analysis Concentration (12 units)

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

Additional Lower-Division Course (3 units)

Additional Physical or Environmental Geography (3 units)

Select 300-level physical or environmental geography course not used to meet another requirement.

Total (120 units)

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