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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Geography Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS4231

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department  
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138
http://www.ohio.edu/geography

Geoff Buckley, contact person
buckleg1@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, Geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world’s problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems. The Department of Geography offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study. The Geography Bachelor of Science major affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.  

The Geography Bachelor of Science major affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills. Unlike the Bachelor of Arts program in Geography, the B.S. degree requires a concentration in Physical/Geospatial courses. 

Our department is committed to excellence in both teaching and advising. Several of our faculty members have received teaching awards, and we are known across campus for the quality of our advising. As a geography major, you will meet one-on-one with your faculty advisor every semester during advising week, and you are always welcome to talk with your advisor at any time throughout the semester whenever questions may arise. In addition to advising our students about their academic programs, we provide timely information about internships, nationally competitive awards, and other opportunities as they arise. Many of our students complete internships and several of our students over the last few years have received nationally competitive awards.

For more information about our program, please view this video, visit our departement website, or contact our Undergraduate Chair, whose information is listed above. 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A degree in geography prepares students for a variety of career paths, including environmental planning, international and community development, foreign service, cultural and historic preservation, and management of geographic information systems. Examples of potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: private and public firms and agencies that employ geographic information systems; education (public and private K-12 schools and higher education); local, state, or federal governments; city and regional planning agencies; architecture firms; non-profit organizations; museum and historical sites; etc.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Geography Major (B.S.)


The major requirement for the B.S. degree in Geography is a minimum of 41 hours of geography.

 

Geography Foundations


Complete the following geography foundation courses with at least the minimum grade indicated for each course:

Geography Regional Course


Complete one regional course from the following:

Geography Electives


Complete a minimum of 15 hours of Geography, including at least 9 hours from the following list of physical/geospatial courses:

 

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