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General Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

All candidates with a degree in Geography must complete graduation requirements in the section of the General Catalog on “Graduation Requirements”.

Language Requirement: Competency (successfully mastering the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one foreign language as part of the preparation for the major. Refer to the section of the General Catalog on “Graduation Requirements”.

Upper Division Writing Requirement: Passing the University Writing Examination or English 508W, 581W, 584W, or Rhetoric and Writing Studies 305W, 500W, 503W with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Student Assessment: Passing Geography 495 with a grade of credit (Cr) to be taken during the fall or spring semester of the calendar year in which the student expects to graduate. Geography 495 is not included in the minimum units required for the major.

Preparation for the Major: Geography 101, 101L, 102, 104 (10 units) Other preparation courses may be required within each emphasis.

Graduation with Distinction: A student desiring to graduate with Distinction in Geography must meet the University requirements listed in the section of the General Catalog on “Graduation Requirements” and be recommended by the geography faculty.

For more information contact Diana Richardson, Undergraduate Advisor; office SH 301B, phone 619-594-5476, email

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