Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Geography B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Geography majors will:

  1. Demonstrate skills in geospatial analysis and understand the interpretive capacity of geospatial technologies and their place in society.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the earth’s physical and environmental processes.
  3. Analyze the natural and human processes that affect society and the environment in specific regions and locales.
  4. Apply qualitative and quantitative methodologies to help our communities, monitor natural areas, plan sensible urban developments, and observe human trends.
  5. Examine the diversity of peoples, places, and environments within a specific region or around the world.
  6. Evaluate the theories and philosophies underlying geographical and environmental inquiry.


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

3. Complete the major of not less than 32 upper-division units as approved by the major adviser.

Four units of CR-graded coursework in courses graded exclusively CR/NC may apply toward the major.

4. Completion of a minor is recommended but not required.


Students are encouraged to take additional courses in supporting fields that relate to their career interests. See adviser for further information.

The Major

(32 units minimum)

Complete a minimum of 32 upper-division units distributed as follows:

1. Complete at least 3 units from each of the following areas:

a. Complete one Cultural/Social course

2. Complete at least one concentration and meet the 32-unit requirement

If needed select geography electives to complete a total of at least 32 units per advisement.

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