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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Honors Program

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The honors program is open by departmental permission to majors with at least a 3.25 GPA in total university course work and a 3.25 GPA in geography courses. After completing 45 credits of university course work, all qualified majors will be invited to join the Geography Honors Track. Social Studies Education/Geography Track majors are encouraged to participate, with the realization that participation will require more than 120 credits.

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the track. To determine how Honors Track courses will be integrated into existing requirements for the geography major, students should consult their academic advisor. To apply, students must submit a letter of intent to the Geography program director. The student’s advisor and one other Geography faculty member must endorse the student’s application.


Declared major in geography, completion of at least 45cr of university course work, 3.25 or higher GPA in major and overall, plus endorsement of advisor and one other Geography faculty member

Select one of the following options:

Option 1:

  • Two 600-level seminars

Option 2:

  • One 600-level seminar
  • GEOG 483 (Honors) (2)

Option 3:

  • GEOG 483 (Honors) (2)

Option 4:

  • One 600-level seminar

Total Honors Requirements: 12

(1) Students in these designated undergraduate courses will undertake an honors project identified in conjunction with the course instructor and reviewed by the Geography program director or the department chair (if the director is the course instructor).

(2) Credits for GEOG 483 are counted in the appropriate departmental concentration requirement.

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