The Human Geography Concentration
Human Geography is a broad concentration for students interested in exploring the breadth of human geography. It also provides the greatest flexibility for students interested in geography as a second major.
Students in the program gain valuable research and career skills in ethnographic fieldwork, landscape analysis, cartography, statistical analysis, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Science.
Human geographers pursue rewarding careers in education, business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
For detailed requirements, please see Geography BA Concentration Tables2
Human Geography Concentration Requirements
|Geography BA – Human Geography Concentration||Credits|
|Introductory Courses ( 2 Courses)||8|
GEOGRAPH 102 Diversity, Globalization, and Sustainability: Introduction to Human Geography
Take ONE introductory physical geography course from the following:
GEOGRAPH 100 Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography –OR-
|Skills & Techniques (4 Courses)||12|
GEOGRAPH 314 Writing in Geography (required; fulfills Junior Year Writing)
Take ONE Statistics course from the following:
GEOGRAPH 340 Quantitative Methods -OR-
Take ONE spatial methods class from the following:
GEOGRAPH 352 Computer Mapping -OR-
|Upper-Division Elective Courses (7 Courses)||21|
|Students take 21 credits in Geography/cognate courses numbered 200 and above. These courses are chosen in consultation with the chief undergraduate adviser. Up to two courses may be approved cognate courses. Students may choose electives from the methods and skills courses (see list above) which they have not used to fulfill those requirements, may use any other GEOGRAPH courses, and may also take cognate elective courses outside of the Geography Program with the approval of the undergraduate advisor. Up to 3 credits may be independent study and an additional 3 credits may be senior thesis credits.|