The objective of the geography program is to provide an understanding of the interrelationships between people and their cultural and physical environments. Factual information is combined with geographic theories to identify, through critical thinking, the spatial relationships found on the Earth’s surface. Attention is also given to the geographic tools and techniques used to analyze the natural and human patterns found on the Earth’s surface.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree may earn a major or a minor in geography as outlined below. Note required grade average in the Division of Social Sciences.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts, with a major in geography, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies; (2) the geography program listed below; and (3) a program of electives or a minor as worked out with the student’s adviser. Students are encouraged to enroll in modern language courses. Junior/Senior students may also complete a 3-to-6-hour internship subject to the approval of the geography faculty.