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2017-2018 General Catalog
University of Utah
   
 
    
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Geography, B.A.


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Major Requirements for Geography


Geography
www.geog.utah.edu
332 S. 1400 E., BLDG 73, Rm. 217, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-581-8218

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 43

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 13 GEOG courses are required.
  • 18 semester hours in GEOG courses must be completed at the U of U.
  • 12 credit hours in allied courses is required, in addition.
  • All major courses must be taken for a grade and completed with a C- or better.

Honors in Geography

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Geography must complete:

Geography Communication/Writing


(Complete 1 course)

Electives


Complete 5 geography elective courses (including at least one 5000-level course).  NOTE:  GEOG 5940 Internship in Geography may be counted only once toward the major elective requirement and does not count as the required 5000-level elective course.

Allied Hours


A minimum of 12 credit hours in allied courses is required. These will generally be in the student’s interest/emphasis area and may be taken in any College of Social and Behavioral Science department including Aerospace Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Gender Studies, Health Society and Policy, Military Science, Naval Science, Political Science, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Science,  and Sociology, as well as Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemistry, City and Metropolitan Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Parks Recreation and Tourism, Philosophy, or Physics.

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 16

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • GEOG 3020 - Geographical Analysis 4 Credit(s)
  • Fulfills General Education (QB) and Bachelor Degree (QI)

  • Human Geography Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree (Language) 4 Credit(s)
  • Allied Courses 1 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Third Year


Fall Semester


  • GEOG 3400 - Population Geography 4 Credit(s) Fulfills Bachelor Degree (CW)
  • Physical Geography Course 3 Credit(s)
  • Geography Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Allied Courses 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • Geography Elective (SF or AS) 3 Credit(s)
  • Geography Elective (5000 level) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree (DV) 3 credit(s)
  • Allied Courses 3 Credit(s)
  • Upper Division General Elective 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • Bachelor Degree (IR) 3 Credit(s)
  • Geography Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Upper Division General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15