2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
    Apr 22, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Geography, B.S. - Geographic Information Science Emphasis


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Major Requirements for Geography (Emphases)


Geography
www.geog.utah.edu
260 S. Central Campus Drive, Rm. 4625, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
BLDG 48, Gardner Commons
801-581-8218

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 40

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 Geography courses are required.
  • 18 credit hours of Geography courses must be completed at the U of U.
  • 12 credit hours of allied courses are also required
  • All major courses must be 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 are required. These courses will generally be in the student’s interest/emphasis area and may be taken in any of the following areas: Any College of Social and Behavioral Science department (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, 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