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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geography B.A.

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View information for the Department of Anthropology and Geography , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.


1. Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

(51 units minimum)

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3. Complete the major of not less than 36 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

(36 units minimum)

1. Complete 36 units of upper-division course work as follows:


With prior approval, certain other regional geography courses may be substituted for the courses listed above. See your adviser.


In the event that GEOG 4700 or 4710 is not available, see your adviser regarding a senior thesis option.

Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for 5000-level course descriptions:

  • GEOG 5800 Seminar in the Development of Geographic Thought, 3 units
  • GEOG 5850 Seminar in Graduate Research, 2 units
  • GEOG 5900 Directed Field Research, 1-5 units
  • GEOG 5940 Internship in Geography, 1-6 units
  • GEOG 5950 Selected Topics in Geography, 1-5 units

Applied Geography Concentration

(36 units)

This concentration is designed to provide a core of geography courses which have a practical application in careers in computer mapping, city planning, public administration, or resource management.

1. Complete the prerequisites to the major.

(6 units)

4. Complete the following as per advisement:

(18 units)

  1. Six units of Physical Geography
  2. Three units of Regional Geography
  3. Six units of Human Geography
  4. Three units of upper-division Geography Electives

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