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Geography BA - Urban and Regional Analysis 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

Dr. Jared Aldstadt
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Geography BA - Urban and Regional Analysis 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 366 Urban Geography or GEO 367 Urban Social Geography

Three electives from:

  • GEO 366 Urban Geography (if 367 is used to fulfill requirement above)
  • GEO 367 Urban Social Geography (if 366 is used to fulfill the requirement above)
  • GEO 411 Multivariate Statistics in Geography
  • GEO 412 Geography of Health
  • GEO 418 Population Geography
  • GEO 419 Transportation and Society
  • GEO 425 Industrial/Business Geography
  • GEO 426 Senior Geography Seminar
  • GEO 430 Applied Urban Geography
  • GEO 460 Geography of Development
  • GEO 481 Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 482 Locational Analysis

Any three-four Geography courses at the 300-400 level not listed above

*Statistics Substitution (GEO 211): If you have already completed one of the following Stats courses, you will not need GEO 211.  Approved substitutions: PSC 408, PSY 207, SOC 294, STA 119, ECO 480, EAS 308.  However, students who take a course outside Geography that is equivalent to GEO 211 must complete an additional Geography elective to fulfill the requirement of 36 Geography credit hours.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Geography BA -Urban and Regional Analysis Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 33
Additional Credits Required for Electives 51
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: Nov 11, 2020 14:20:53