Jan 21, 2020  
2010-2011 General Catalog 
    
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Geography (Environment and Society), BS


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The Geography major consists of a minimum of 74 credits. Students choose one of three areas of emphasis: Human-Environment Geography, Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning, and Physical Geography. All students complete a common core of 15-16 credits, and also complete two courses from each of the other two emphasis cores, ensuring a broad and meaningful geography education.

B. Emphasis Area (60 credits)


Students majoring in Geography are required to select an emphasis from one of the following three areas to complement the disciplinary core: Human-Environment Geography, Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning, or Physical Geography. Students must file an approved emphasis plan prior to applying for graduation, but it is recommended that they meet with their faculty advisor to develop and gain approval for the emphasis no later than midway through the first semester of the junior year. Courses requiring prerequisites are marked with **. For specific information about prerequisites, see the Course Descriptions  section of this catalog.

1. Human-Environment Geography Emphasis (60 credits)


2. Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning Emphasis (60 credits)


3. Physical Geography Emphasis (60-61 credits)


Note:


The Physical Geography Emphasis  is administered through the Watershed Sciences Department.

a. Physical Geography Core (36-37 credits)


c. General Electives (12 credits)


After meeting the University Studies, USU upper-division, and Geography Major requirements, students may take the remainder of their 120 required credits in any discipline and from any department.

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