General Geography Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

E-mail: geograph@illinois.edu

A minimum of 35 credit hours of Geography and Geographic Information Science courses are required for the major.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction:  Students majoring in Geography and Geographic Information Science can earn distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction upon graduation.  The requirements for these awards are:

For distinction: 3.3 GPA overall; 3.3 GPA in GGIS courses.

For high distinction:  3.3 GPA overall; 3.75 GPA in GGIS courses.

For highest distinction:  3.3 GPA overall; 3.75 GPA in GGIS courses; satisfactorily complete an independent project (GEOG 391).

Students should consult their advisors regarding distinction requirements as soon as they enter the major (no later than the end of their junior year).

Geography and Geographic Information Science Core Requirements
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Meteorology
Earth's Physical Systems
Big Rivers of the World
Select one of the following:3-4
Global Development&Environment
Social and Cultural Geography
The Digital Earth
Geographies of Globalization
Social & Environmental Issues
Geographies of Global Conflict
Choose one of the following:4
Spatial Analysis
Intro to GIS Systems
General Geography Concentration Requirements
Geography and Geographic Information Science courses, selected from 200- to 400-level courses, of which 6 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level25-27
Total Hours35-39