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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

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

Dorothy Sack, contact person

Program Overview

This program affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.

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

Geography prepares students for a variety of career paths, including environmental management, planning, and analysis; private and public firms and agencies that employ geographic information systems; education; local, state or federal govenments and agencies; city and regional planning; community development; non-profit organizations; foreign service; international non-governmental organizations; and cultural and historic preservation.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

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

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

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 38 hours of geography.

Geography Foundations

Complete the following four geography foundation courses:

Geography Regional Course

Complete one regional course from the following:

Geography Technique/Method Courses

Complete two courses 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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