Enhance your Interdisciplinary Studies major by developing a deeper understanding of the physical world, geographic regions and cultures. You can select your classes based on your unique interests in this customizable program.
The geography concentration, rooted in a foundation of cultural and physical geography, encourages students to explore intersections of place and space. Students gain a unique understanding of the modern world from both the local and global perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of how humans impact landscapes.
The concentration in geography enables students to be as broad or specific in their geographic education as they wish and helps make students stronger candidates for positions that require an understanding of the Earth's surface, including landforms, water, plants, weather and people --- and the interactions that take place among those elements. This understanding can be valuable in a variety of careers and fields, including:
- city and urban planning
- community outreach
- government agencies
- 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)
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
Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
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Santa Catalina Hall
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