B.A., Geography

Admission to this program is currently suspended.

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

Minimum Requirements for Geography Bachelor's Degree: 120 credits

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
Geography 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/NRM F338Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG F490Geography Seminar 23
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 Arctic and Circumpolar North
Physical Geography
Complete one of the following:3-4
Change Detection in Arctic Systems
Biogeography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Geomorphology
Climate Change Processes: Past, Present, Future
Human Geography
Complete one of the following:3
Political Geography
Geopolitics of Energy
Environmental Decision-Making
Techniques
Complete one of the following:3-4
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
GIS Analysis
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 and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources
Geography Electives
Complete three additional GEOG courses. If not taken as part of the other degree requirements, one of the following courses must be taken:9
Geography of Europe
Geography of Russia
Geography of Asia
Geography of the Arctic and Circumpolar North
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Research Design, Writing and Presentation Methods

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, geographic information systems, geology, geophysics, global studies, history, journalism, natural resource management, Arctic and Northern studies, political science or 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.