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University of Utah    
  Feb 25, 2018
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, H.B.A. - Honors

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Major Requirements for Geography

Orson Spencer Hall 270

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.

Geography Communication/Writing

(Complete 1 course)


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, City and Metropolitan Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Geology, Parks Recreation and Tourism, or Philosophy.

Honors Required Courses

Students who complete the Honors Degree requirements AND maintain a 3.5 gpa will recieve the Honors Degree (H.B.S or H.B.A.) designation on their diploma.

See Honors College  for more information.


Complete 3 additional honors (HONOR or HON attribute) courses.


Complete 1 Honors Thesis course (DEPT 4999) in your major department.

Final thesis must be approved by Honors Advisor.