Honors in Geography

Challenge yourself! Pursue an honors degree in geography.

Students who earn an honors degree in geography graduate with a sense of tremendous accomplishment. In addition, they increase their marketability to employers and graduate schools. The honors program is academically rigorous. Students complete an intensive research project in their area of interest and gain a firm grounding for graduate school and the job market.

Admission Requirements

  • Students many be admitted to the program no sooner than the spring of their sophomore year.
  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25, and a 3.50 in their major, or the consent of their faculty adviser.

Credit Hours

  • Minimum 40 hours total
  • Core Requirements (19 units)
  • Regional Course Requirement (3 units)
  • Elective Courses (18 units)
  • Minimum 6 units of Honors Directed Reading (GEOG 498) and Honors Thesis (GEOG 499), which may also serve to satisfy 6 of the 18 upper-level elective units needed for the major.
    This program includes 6 to 9 units in seminars, directed readings, and research projects in the student's major. A senior thesis is required, as is an oral defense.