Geography- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Geography, 118B Shideler Hall, 513-529-5010.

Geography majors explore the interactions of people, places, and environments, integrating social and natural sciences to understand global issues and address them locally. Geographers synthesize spatial information using qualitative and quantitative techniques, including geospatial mapping technologies. Students gain critical thinking, research, and communication skills through both independent research and collaborative learning. Majors are trained for diverse opportunities related to urbanization, global development, and the environment.

Program Requirements

(36-39 semester hours)

Foundation Human
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
or GEO 111 World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues
Foundation Physical
GEO 121Earth's Physical Environment3-4
or GEO 122 Geographic Perspectives on the Environment
Connecting Geographic Patterns and Processes
Integrating Human and Physical Processes:
GEO 211Global Change3
People and Places:
Select one of the following:3
Geography of Urban Diversity
Population and Migration
Geography of the Global Economy
Environmental Principles and Processes:
Select one of the following:3
Regional Physical Environments
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation
Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
Principles of Environmental Science
Geovisualization and Mapping:
GEO 241Map Interpretation3
or GEO 242 Mapping a Changing World
Select one of the following:3-4
The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
Geography of East Asia
Geography of Europe
Indigenous Peoples and Their Sacred Lands
Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia)
Select 12 hours at the 300 level or above, of which at least 6 hours must be completed at 400-level or above. 112
Capstone Experience</a>
GEO 491Senior Seminar3-4
or GEO 493 Urban Field Experience
Total Credit Hours36-39

Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor and review departmental publications for suggested specialization courses that align with each student's interests and post-graduation plans.

Note: Geography students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Geography meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses:  GEO 211 and GEO 491 or GEO 493.