Geography & Geographic Information Science: General Geography, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Major in Geography & Geographic Information Science, General Geography Concentration


department website: https://www.geog.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Geography Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: geography@illinois.edu


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Major in Geography & Geographic Information Science, General Geography Concentration

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 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).


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

Minimum required major and supporting course work: A minimum of 35 credit hours of Geography and Geographic Information Science courses. Twelve (12) hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
 

Geography and Geographic Information Science Core Requirements

Total Core Hours10-12
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 

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 Hours required for graduation120