"General Geography Major Requirements"

GEOG Major Requirements for Students Who Declared Between Summer 2011 and Summer 2016 


"General Geography" overlaid on photo of pine trees in a forestRequired Courses

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses below. In addition to a standard degree in Geography, the Department offers transcripted concentrations in Geographic Information Science, Human Geography, Environment-Society Geography, and Physical Geography. Coursework required for each concentration is listed below. Students must complete at least 36 and no more than 45 credit hours in Geography with grades of C- or better (23 hours must be upper division). No pass/fail grades are allowed in the major. Transfer students majoring in Geography must complete at least 12 hours of upper-division Geography courses at CU-Boulder. No course may be used to fulfill more than one requirement for the major. All courses marked with an * can be used to meet College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements.
 

 Required Courses and Semester Credit Hours (all concentrations)

  • GEOG 1001* Environmental Systems I: Climate and Vegetation - 4
  • GEOG 1011* Environmental Systems II: Landscapes and Water - 4 
  • One of the following human geography courses:
    • GEOG 1962 Geographies of Global Change  - 3
    • GEOG 1972 Environment-Society Geography  - 3
    • GEOG 1982 World Regional Geography - 3
    • GEOG 1992 Human Geography - 3
  • One of the following human geography courses:
    • GEOG 1962 Geographies of Global Change  - 3
    • GEOG 1972 Environment-Society Geography  - 3
    • GEOG 1982 World Regional Geography - 3
    • GEOG 1992 Human Geography - 3
    • Any upper-division human geography course  - 3
  • One of the following statistics classes
    • GEOG 3053- 4
    • ANTH 4000 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology - 3
    • ECON 3818 Introduction to Statistics with Computer Applications - 4
    • MATH 2510* Introduction to Statistics - 3
    • PSYC 2111 Psychological Science I: Statistics - 4
    • SOCY 2061 Introduction to Social Statistics - 3 
  • One of the following mapping courses:
    • GEOG 2053 Mapping a Changing World - 4
    • GEOG 3053 Cartography I: Visualization and Information Design - 4
  • One of the following methods courses:
    • GEOG 4023 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography (prereq GEOG 3023) - 4
    • GEOG 4043 Cartography II: Interactive and Multi-media Mapping (prereq GEOG 3053) - 4
    • GEOG 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment - 4
    • GEOG 4103 Introduction to Geographic Information Science (prereqs: GEOG 3053; GEOG 3023 or equivalent introductory statistics course) - 4
    • GEOG 4173 Research Seminar - 3
    • GEOG 4722 Field Methods in Human Geography - 3 
  • Take upper and lower division electives within Geography to reach 36 total credits and 22 upper division credits in the major.

* core curriculum course