Physical Geography Option

Undergraduate Program

In addition to satisfying the general requirements for a degree in geography, a student pursuing the option in physical geography must complete a minimum of 24 additional credits as follows: six additional credits of upper-division coursework in physical geography, geology, hydrology, and/or ecology, and three credits of undergraduate thesis devoted to a theme in physical geography. Coursework and thesis topic should be determined in consultation with the student's advisor. In addition, a student must complete a course in applied calculus (MATH 150 or equivalent) or an upper-division course in statistics (MATH 444 or equivalent), and two two-course sequences in science (such as CHEM 151-152, PHYS 121-122, BIOL 120-121, or their equivalents).