The concentration in geography enables students to be as broad or specific in their geographic education as they wish. Beyond the two required courses, the remaining courses should be chosen in consultation with the geography advisor.
- Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with a geography advisor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
Cultural Geography Courses 3-4 Hours Required
GCU 102 Introduction to Human Geography, SB (3)
GPH 121 World Geography, SB, G (4)
GCU 241 The Global Economy in Transition, SB & G (3)
Physical Geography Course 4 Hours Required
GPH 111 Introduction to Physical Geography, SQ (3) AND GPH 112 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab, SQ (1)
Electives 12 Upper Division Hours Required
Select in consultation with an advisor.
Any GCU 300 or 400 level course
Any GPH 300 or 400 level course
Any GIS 300 or 400 level course
All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.
BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:
A meeting with your academic advisor to:
Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration
- One course meeting general studies MA requirement
- ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better
BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area
BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better
For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses
For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop
Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu
- How credits transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu/credits
- How to transfer to ASU from a Two-Year school transfer.asu.edu/ CommunityColleges
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa
- Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
- MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
- Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.