Honors in Geography

Students who earn an honors degree in geography graduate with a sense of tremendous accomplishment while also increasing 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 in research for graduate school and the job market.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must complete 75 units with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and at least 18 units of geography with a GPA of 3.5 in the major.
  • Applicants should meet first with the department chair.

Honors Requirements

  • Minimum 6 units of Honors Directed Reading (GEOG 498) and Honors Thesis (GEOG 499), which may also serve to satisfy upper-level elective units needed for the major.  Successful honors students will complete a twenty page paper presenting substantial research in geography and defend their thesis before a faculty audience.