General Geography Option
The general geography degree (without option) is very flexible. In addition to meeting the core requirements for all geography majors, students may take a wide range of electives in geography (minimum 10, maximum 34 elective credits). Electives may be chosen from the fields of regional geography, geographic methods and techniques, or systematic geography course (geography and society, physical geography, or human-environment interaction).
The degree without an option prepares candidates for a variety of professional positions or for doctoral studies in geography and related disciplines. A broad range of environmental and societal issues have geographical dimensions, and geographical training and methodologies are basic to the solution of many real-world problems. As a result, geography opens the door to literally hundreds of employment opportunities in education, government, business and industry.