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2020-2021 Catalog 
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Geography Teaching (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Must satisfy Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education ).
  • Minor: Required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C-” or better in courses required for this major and an overall GPA within the major of 2.00.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 36 of these is required within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); 18-24 of these are required within the major.
  • Program Code: 7032BS
  • CIPC: 131332


Teaching majors are encouraged to consult with advisors in both the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (call 801-626-6197) and the College of Education (call 801-626-6269).

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Admissions Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). Geography Teaching majors must satisfy Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements. (See Teacher Education Department .)

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  of this catalog for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following general education courses required for the Geography Teaching major also will satisfy general education requirements: GEOG 1000 , GEOG 1300 , and GEOG 1520 .

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Students completing the department’s Regular Emphasis (see Geography (BS) ) with a General Geography concentration (Track A) and HIST 4500 , in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education program, will be recognized as having completed a program of study that is equivalent of the Geography Teaching major.

Electives (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following, including one non-western or third world region

Technique Courses (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following

Additional Upper Division Courses (9 credit hours)

Students must take 9 additional hours in geography. These may be physical, cultural, regional, or technique courses. Support courses in related majors are encouraged.


Geography Teaching majors are also required to take HIST 4500 , Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12, (3) in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education program.

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