Undergraduate FAQ

Undergraduate Program

Set up an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor Send email and discuss the choices of programs (B.A. or B.S.) and emphasis. Complete (with the Advisor) the Declaration or Change of Undergraduate Major and Minor Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office in the Student Services Building.
Yes, the department has various email listservs. To be added to the undergraduate listserv, send your SDSUid address to Molly Costello Send email or Harry Johnson Send email and ask them to put you on the undergraduate email list. Then you will get all Department emails that go out to students.
Yes, the Advisor can help you formulate an academic plan for your major. This will help you stay on track for graduation.
Yes, go to the Financial Aid and Scholarships page on the SDSU web site, and follow the steps to see what specific Geography-related scholarships are available. Currently, six are shown on that page, and most applications for these are due in early February.
Internships are strongly encouraged as they provide a link between academic experience and career. Contact the Internship Coordinator Send email for information on ways to find an internship, and how to receive credit as a Geography major.
Since Geography is such a broad and diverse topic, the jobs also range through many areas. Check out the alumni section of the Geography web page to see just some of the careers that Geographers have. Also, go to the Association of American Geographers Leave geography site web page to see the kinds of jobs that they list. Generally, Geographers work in many areas of planning – urban, environmental, regional, infrastructure (like transportation); they work in natural resources management, such as Forest Service, water planning and management, habitat management; they work in a great variety of GIS-related positions, which is the fastest growing field in Geography; and many others.