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Geography BA - Earth Systems Science Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.06 GEOGRAPHY, CIP: 45.0701 Geography)

Department of Geography

105 Wilkeson Quad
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Dr. Chris P. S. Larsen
Chair

Dr. Jared Aldstadt
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Geography BA - Earth Systems Science Concentration Program

Transfer Credit Policy

Prospective majors who have taken geography courses at another school that they believe are equivalent to courses offered by this department should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies to petition for acceptance of transfer geography credits.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

Any two Geography courses.

Required Courses

GEO 101 Earth Systems Science
GEO 102 Introduction to Human Geography or GEO 103 Global Economic Geographies
GEO 120 Maps: Earth From Above, GEO 211 Univariate Statistics in Geography, GEO 345 Water Resources, or GEO 347 Climatic Geomorphology
GEO 350 Landform Field and Laboratory Techniques
GEO 352 Introduction to Soils or GEO 356 Forest Ecology
GEO 435 Conservation Biogeography or GEO 470 Integrated Environmental Management

One elective from:

One 300/400-level elective from the Urban & Regional Analysis area:

One 300/400-level elective from the GIS/Cartography area:

One 300/400-level elective from the International Trade area:

  • GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business
  • GEO 333 International Trade
  • GEO 334 International Business Cultures
  • GEO 425 Industrial/Business Geography
  • GEO 460 Geography of Development

Two electives from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Geography BA - Earth Systems Science Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major45
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 39
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:48