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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University catalog

Geography, B.A.


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(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Geography requires at least 39 units in the major - of which at least 21 must be in upper-division courses- plus General Education, all-university requirements and free electives. Students may satisfy some requirements with equivalent coursework taken at other institutions. Courses toward the major must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Students are encouraged to take additional geography courses beyond the minimum required for the major.

Credential Information


The bachelor’s degree in geography may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for either the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in social studies. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the major and electives. With careful planning, it may be possible to enter the credential program in the senior year of the bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (657-278-3352) to obtain information on attending an overview presentation.

Upper-Division Courses


Physical Geography (3 units)


Regional Geography (3 units)


Select from courses numbered 330 to 349

Advanced Geography (6 units)


Select from courses numbered 400 to 489

Geography Elective (3 units)


Select lower- or upper-division courses not used to satisfy any other requirement

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)


Capstone Requirement


Prior to graduation, each student must demonstrate a critical understanding of the major processes that shape the earth’s landscapes, regions and places, and that influence human interaction with the earth’s cultural and physical environments. This requirement will be met through satisfactory completion of one of the following capstone courses:

Additional Information


Units earned from the capstone course can be used to satisfy the Advanced Geography or Geography Elective requirements of the Geography Major.

Emphasis in Environmental Analysis


(39 UNITS)

Geography graduates often find employment in such areas as environmental planning and related technical fields. For this reason, an optional upper-division emphasis in environmental analysis is available within the major.

Upper-Division Courses


Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)


Capstone Requirement


Prior to graduation, each student must demonstrate a critical understanding of the major processes that shape the earth’s landscapes, regions and place, and that influence human interaction with the earth’s cultural and physical environments. This requirement will be met through satisfactory completion of one of the following capstone courses:

Additional Information


Units earned from the capstone course can be used to satisfy the Advanced Geography requirement of the Emphasis in Environmental Analysis.

Total (120 units)


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