University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
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Geography, B.A.


Description


The department offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography. The Bachelor of Arts emphasizes proficiency in human geography and develops skills in a foreign language. All students are required to have a minor. Students are encouraged to develop with their advisors an individualized program of study within the degree. The department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography). Our specialties include the American West, biogeography, climatology, cultural historical geography, land use planning and water resources.

Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned departmental advisor every semester.

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/science/geography-ba-and-bs

Contact Information


201 Mackay Science
(775) 784-6995

College of Science Academic Advisors: http://www.unr.edu/science/academic-advising

Transfer to Nevada


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


 

Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3 units minimum) - CO2


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2 courses .

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (9 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum    chapter in this catalog.

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


C. Global Context Course - CO11


D. Ethics Course - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (0-14 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language.

A. Foreign Language


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

IV. Major Requirements (38-39 units)


A. Geography Core (18 units)


B. Geography Upper-Division electives (20-21 units)


Please consult with a geography advisor for acceptable courses.

V. Minor (18-21 units)


Students may complete any minor approved by the University, except that students may not receive credit for both a minor and a major in the same discipline. Completion of a second major or degree approved by the university satisfies this requirement.

VI. Electives (10-31 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (16 credits)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • GEOG Electives (9 units)
  • Minor (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (13 units)