As a field of study that crosses many traditional disciplinary boundaries, Geography figures prominently in a variety of courses of study. Geography majors regularly pursue independent studies with faculty advisors, internship in related fields outside the university, and many of our majors explore their concentrations topics in the form of a senior honors thesis.
Students with a primary focus in geography must complete all of the courses required of the geography major. Check with Arts and Sciences in Old Main for details.
Undergraduate Independent Study (GEOG 3840) is available only by prior arrangement with a faculty member from whom the student has taken previous formal coursework. No more than 8 hours of geography independent study may be counted toward the major.
Resources discussed in more detail on this site
The department encourages qualified geography majors who wish to graduate with honors in geography to apply for admission to the department Honors program
The department’s internship program (course GEOG 3930) is an important way to supplement your academic work. Internships are a great way to start building a resume, making connections, and gaining valuable experience. See our Internship page for more information.
See our Scholarships page for information on the various Geography scholarships available to majors.