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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Geography, B.S. - Geographic Information Science Emphasis


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Major Requirements for Geography (Emphases)


Geography
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Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 44

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 14 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, with the exception that all major courses for the Climate & Landscape Dynamics emphasis must be completed with a C+ or better.

Honors in Geography

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Geography must complete:

Required Core Courses


Upper-Division Communication/Writing Geography


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: 15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 16

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • Human Geography 3 Credit(s)
  • Allied Hours 3 Credit(s)
  • GIS Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree (IR) - 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Communication/Writing Geography 4 Credit(s)
  • Physical Geography 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education (HF) - 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 5 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15