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Geography BA/MA - 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/MA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.900.
Two letters of recommendation from Geography instructors.

Academic Advice

Acceptance to the MA portion of this program requires submission of GRE scores. We recommend this be done between the third and fourth year.

Most of these courses are only offered once each year; therefore, students need to plan ahead to be certain that they enroll in the required courses during the appropriate semesters.

Students must apply to the department for full-time graduate status by Spring of their fourth year.

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

GEO 103 and two additional geography courses.

Required Courses

GEO 103 Global Economic Geographies
ECO 181 Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Microeconomics
GEO 120 Maps: Earth from Above
GEO 211 Univariate Statistics in Geography
GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business
GEO 333 International Trade
GEO 334 International Business Cultures
GEO 366 Urban Geography
GEO 389 Business Geographics (or approved substitute)
GEO 411 Multivariate Statistics in Geography
GEO 419 Transportation and Society
GEO 425 Industrial Geography
GEO 497 Geography Honors Program
GEO 502 Survey Methods in Geography
GEO 531 Introduction to International Trade
GEO 625 Industrial Geography
GEO 631 Project Guidance or GEO 639 Special Topics in Trade
GEO 632 Macro Issues in Trade
GEO 634 World Regional and Cultural Systems
GEO 636 Spatial Problems of Multinational Corporations
GEO 640 Asia-Pacific Economy
GEO 680 Technology, Globalization, and Development

One approved undergraduate-level elective from the following list:

Two approved graduate-level electives

Upon completion of undergraduate program requirements and all MA requirements, the combined degree is conferred at the end of the fifth year.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Geography BA/MA degrees
Undergraduate UB Curriculum and Electives 60
BA/MA Minimum47
Total UG 107
Total Grad 33
Total Credits Required for Degree 140

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.

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for requirements for master's degree candidates.

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 13:05:49