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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Combined Major in Geography and Economics

A combined major in Geography and Economics focuses on the different ways in which space, environment, and economics interact in our society. Students with this degree may enter standard economic careers or positions in housing and community development, real estate, local and state government, local economic development, or local planning.

Geography and Environmental Planning Requirements (34 units)

 

Foundation Requirements (16 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3 3
GEOG 109/110 or
GEOG 102/112 or
GEOG 105
Human Geography or
World Regional or
Geography of International Affairs
3
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps 3
GEOG 232 Introduction to GIS 4
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Though 3

Regional Requirements (3 units)
Majors must complete one upper level (300 or above) regional course from the Geography Department.

Electives (6 units)
Majors must complete two upper level (300 or above) Geography courses

Geography Courses taken for Economics credit (6 units)
Majors must complete two Geography courses to fulfill the Economics requirements. Please see your Geography adviser and/or the checklist for a list of approved courses.

Statistics Requirement (3 units)*
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 375 or
ECON 205
Quantitative Methods in Geography or
Statistics for Economics
3

 

Economics (33-34 units)

 

Foundation Requirements (18 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles 3
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory 3
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON 400+ 400 Level Elective not including 495 or 497 3

Electives (6 units)
Majors must complete two upper level (300 or above) Economics courses. Only one internship in Economics will count toward see your economics adviser or your checklist for a list of acceptable courses.

Economics Courses taken for Geography Credits (6 units)
Majors must complete two Economics courses to fulfill the Geography requirements. Please see your Economics adviser and/or the checklist for a list of approved courses.

Calculus Requirement (3-4 units)*
Course Number Course Name Units
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications or
Calculus I
3-4

 

* A credit in both Geography and Economics can not be received for more than one of the listed statistics courses

Combined Major in Geography and Economics Checklist(PDF)

 

 

Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Liberal Arts Building, Room 2210F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2973
Fax: 410-704-4702


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