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Programs : Undergraduate : Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts students may choose from the General Program which requires a minor, or an emphasis in either Methods of Geographical Analysis, Natural Resource and Environmental Geography, Physical Geography, or Urban and Regional Analysis, all of which don't require a minor.

Requirements for all Geography Majors

General Geography Emphasis

Major. A minimum of 27 upper division units in geography to include three units selected from each of the following groups: (a) Geography 321-336; (b) 340, 353-354, 554-559, 585-586; (c) 340, 370, 375, 426, 483, 570-575; (d) 303, 375, 401, 409, 505-511; (e) 380-381; (f) 385, 484, 581-589, and nine units from one of the following groups: (a) Physical: Geography 303, 375, 401, 409, 505-511; (b) Natural Resource and Environmental: 340, 370, 375, 426, 483, 570-575; (c) Urban and Regional Analysis: 340, 353-354, 385, 554-559, 585-586; (d) Methods of Geographical Analysis: 380-385, 484, 581-588; (e) Cultural: 340, 354, 554, but not more than six units from Geography 312, 321-336. No course may be used more than once to satisfy this requirement.

Methods of Geographical Analysis Emphasis

Students selecting this emphasis are not required to complete a minor in another department.
Additional Preparation for the Major. Computer Science 107; and a three-unit course in introductory statistics. (9 units)
Major. A minimum of 36 upper division units in geography to include Geography 385; 15 units selected from Geography 380-381, 484, 498, 581-588, 595; three units selected from each of the following groups: (a) 321-336; (b) 340, 370, 375, 426, 483, 570-575; (c) 340, 353-354, 554-559; six units selected from Geography 303, 375, 401, 409, 505-511; and three units of upper division geography electives.

Natural Resource and Environmental Geography Emphasis

Students selecting this emphasis are not required to complete a minor in another department.
Students may select either track (a) Environmental Analysis or track (b) Environmental Policy.
Additional Preparation for the Major. Biology 100 and 100L; Political Science 102; Statistics 250 or comparable statistics course. (10 units)

Track (a): Environmental Analysis

Additional Preparation for the Major. Mathematics 121 or 150; Chemistry 100; and Physics 180A, 182A. (10-11 units)
Major. A minimum of 36 upper division units in geography to include Geography 370 and 385; three units from 380-381; three units from 321-336; six units from 303, 375, 401, 409, 505-511, and three units from 340, 353-354, 554-559.
An additional 15 units to be selected from 3 or 4 units from Geography 484 or 587, three units from 581-589 and nine units from 340, 375, 426, 483, 570-575, 595.

Track (b): Environmental Policy

Additional Preparation for the Major. Economics 101 or 102. (3 units)
Major. A minimum of 36 upper division units in geography to include Geography 370 and 385; three units from 380-381; three units from 321-336; six units from 303, 375, 401, 409, 505-511, and three units from 340, 353-354, 554-559.
An additional 15 units to be selected from 3 or 4 units from Geography 484, 581-589 and 12 units from 340, 375, 426, 483, 570-575, 595.

Physical Geography Emphasis

Students selecting this emphasis are not required to complete a minor in another department.
Additional Preparation for the Major. Mathematics 121 or 150; Chemistry 200; Physics 180A, 182A; Statistics 250 or comparable statistics course. (15-16 units)
Major. A minimum of 36 upper division units in geography to include Geography 380 or 381; 385; 15 units selected from Geography 303, 375, 401, 409, 498, 505-511, 595; six units selected from Geography 484, 581-589; and three units selected from each of the following groups: (a) 321-336; (b) 340, 353-370, 426, 554-575; and three units of upper division electives.

Urban and Regional Analysis Emphasis

Students selecting this emphasis are not required to complete a minor in another department.
Additional Preparation for the Major. Computer Science 107; Economics 102; Statistics 250 or comparable statistics course. (9 units)
Major. A minimum of 36 upper division units in geography to include Geography 385; 15 units selected from Geography 340, 353-354, 498, 554-559, 572, 585-586, 595; three units selected from each of the following groups: (a) 303, 375, 401, 409, 505-511; (b) 321-336; (c) 340, 370, 375, 426, 483, 570-575; (d) 380, 381; (e) 484, 581, 583, 587, 589; and three units of electives.

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