Requirements

B.A. IN GEOGRAPHY - GEOGRAPHY OPTION

Requirements (68 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Geography:

Lower-division requirements (18 units)

  1. GEOG 100. Introduction to Human Geography (4)
  2. GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)
  3. GEOG 201. Map Interpretation (4)
  4. GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Cartography (5)

Upper-division requirements (50 units)

  1. GEOG 305. Geographic Statistics and Research Methods (4)
  2. Twelve units chosen from:
    • GEOG 307. Transportation Issues and Development (4)
    • GEOG 320. Geography of Social Issues (4)
    • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
    • GEOG 350. Conservation and Natural Resources (4)
    • GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • GEOG 415. Urban Planning and Land Development (4)
    • GEOG 440. Understanding the City (4)
  3. Twelve units chosen from:
    • GEOG 304. Field Methods in Geography (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • GEOG 360. Weather and Climate (4)
    • GEOG 365. Climate Change (4)
    • GEOG 370. Landscape Analysis (4)
    • GEOG 470. Hydrology and Water Resources (4)
    • GEOG 480. Geomorphology (4)
  4. Eight units chosen from:
    • GEOG 312. Geography of the Developing World (4)
    • May choose one of the following two courses:
    • GEOG 313. Geography of the Developed World (4)
    • GEOG 323. North America (4)
  5. Eight units chosen from:
    • GEOG 306. Remote Sensing of the Environment (4)
    • GEOG 308. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (5)
    • GEOG 315. Spatial Analysis (4)
    • GEOG 402. Geographic Information Systems Applications (5)
    • GEOG 406. Digital Image Processing (4)
  6. GEOG 500. Senior Seminar (2)
  7. Four units of upper-division course work in geography except GEOG 300 and 311 which cannot count for the Geography major.

B.A. IN GEOGRAPHY - GLOBAL STUDIES OPTION

Requirements (65 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Geography - Global Studies Option:

Lower-division requirements (17 units)

  1. GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)
  2. GEOG 201. Map Interpretation (4)
  3. PCSI 204. International Relations (4)
  4. SSCI 165. Regions and Peoples of the World (4)

Upper-division requirements (20 units)

  1. GEOG 303. Introduction to Global Studies (4)
  2. GEOG 305. Geographical Statistics and Research Methods (4)
  3. GEOG 312. Geography of the Developing World (4)
  4. GEOG 313. Geography of the Developed World (4)
  5. GEOG 350. Conservation and Natural Resources (4)

Electives (28 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 470. Globalization and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 472. Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 492. Economic Anthropology (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • ECON 430. International Economics (4)
    • ECON 450. Global Economy (4)
    • GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • HSCI 344. International Perspectives on Nutrition (4)
    • HSCI 359. Global Health (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 300. Western Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 306. Developing Political Systems (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 400. International Politics (4)
    • GEOG 320. Geography of Social Issues (4)
  6. Eight units chosen from other university courses, or from courses not taken in the upper-division elective categories 1 through 5. These courses must have an international or world regions perspective and must be chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor.

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