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2012-2013 Catalog 
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Geography (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C-” or better in courses required for this major, and an overall GPA in the major of 2.00. Also refer to the general grade requirements  for graduation.
  • 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); 27 of these are required within the major.


All Geography students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6207 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. One of the following courses is required for the Geography major or Geography Teaching major: GEOG 1000 , GEOG 1300 , or GEOG 1520  (these courses will also satisfy general education requirements).

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Track A

Track B

(Regional Emphasis with Concentrations in Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, or Latin American Studies – 24 credit hours)


* Required for Ethnic Studies concentration

Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, or Latin American Studies Electives (18 credit hours)

From the Asian Studies Minor Program list of classes, or from the Ethnic Studies Emphasis Program list of classes, or from the European Studies Minor Program list of classes, or from Latin American Studies Minor Program list of classes select 18 credit hours from at least three different departments or disciplines. No regional courses from the preceding list may be counted twice.

Track C

(Regional Emphasis with Concentration in Global Studies – 24 credit hours)

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 environmental, cultural, regional, or technique courses. Support courses in related fields that emphasize global and regional studies are encouraged.

Track D

Track E

(Environmental Studies Emphasis – 24 credit hours)

Required Geography Courses (4 credit hours)

Environmental Studies Electives (20 credit hours)

Select 20 credit hours from any of the courses listed below, with at least 9 credit hours chosen from at least three different programs.*


* Other environmental courses not listed here are acceptable with approval of advisor. This includes courses transferred in from other colleges or universities and any directed reading or individual research courses in any department where the topic deals primarily with the natural environment.

** Courses with prerequisites.

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