B.A., Geography

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
As part of the B.A. degree requirements, complete:
Environmental Ethics and Actions
Program Requirements 1
GEOG F101XExpedition Earth: Introduction to Geography3
GEOG F111XEarth and Environment: Elements of Physical Geography4
GEOG F312People, Places and Environment: Principles of Human Geography3
GEOG F490Geography Seminar 23
NRM F338Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Regional Geography
Complete two from the following:6
Geography of Alaska
Geography of United States and Canada
Geography of Europe
Geography of Russia
Geography of Asia
Geography of the Pacific Rim
Polar Geography
Physical Geography
Complete one of the following:3-4
Weather and Climate
Maps and Landscape Analysis
Geography of Climate and Environmental Change
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Human Geography
Complete one of the following:3
Political Geography
Geopolitics of Energy
Environmental Decision-Making
Complete one of the following:3-4
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
Google Earth and Neogeography
Research Design, Writing and Presentation Methods
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
Survey Research in Natural Resources Management
GIS Analysis
Geography Electives
Complete two courses from any of the above categories or other courses appropriate to the student’s chosen program of study 36

Note: Geography majors are encouraged to reinforce their program focus with a minor in one of the following areas: Alaska Native studies, anthropology, Asian studies, economics, environmental politics, foreign languages, geology, geophysics, global studies, history, journalism, natural resource management, Northern studies, political science and rural development.

Note: Students and faculty advisors should carefully review prerequisites for courses outlined in each required and/or optional area. Some courses require successful completion of up to three prerequisite courses. Therefore, students and faculty should note that while the minimum degree credit hours are 120, the actual number of required course credits may exceed that number.