BA in Geography with a Specialization in Physical Geography
A major in geography with a specialization in physical geography requires the completion of 16 courses with a grade of C or higher in each course.
A core of six courses is required: CAS GE 101; GE 104; a choice of either GE 302 or GE 365; and three of the following four: GE/BI 307, GE 310, ES 317, and ES 333. A course on human-environment interaction is also required: GE 594.
Required Related Science and Mathematics Courses
A calculus requirement may be met with CAS MA 123/124; 127; 129; or a score of at least 3 on the BC calculus Advanced Placement examination. A statistics requirement may be met with MA 213 or EC 305. A physics requirement may be met with any of the following two-course sequences: PY 211/212, PY 241/242, or PY 251/252. BI 107 is also required.
Advanced Topical Courses
Three additional courses, at least two of which must be at the 400 level or above, are selected from four topical areas: methods, landforms/soils/vegetation, hydrology, and climate. In order to focus course selection, two of the three courses must be from a single topical area.
GE 302, GE 365, GE 375, GE 440, GE 445, GE 448, GE 502, GE 505, GE 550.
BI 303, BI 306, BI 417, BI 448, ES 331, ES 333, ES 411, GE 448, GE/BI 525.
GE/ES 483, GE 514, GE/ES 517, BI 417.
GE 312, GE 446, GE/ES 483, GE 503, GE 504, GE 507, ES 351.
Tropical Ecology Program in Ecuador
Students may choose to fulfill their advanced topical courses with any three of the following: CAS BI/GE 438, BI/GE 439, BI/GE 440, and BI/GE 441.
Unless a student has chosen the Ecuador program option, any two of the following courses may be applied as advanced topical courses:
School for Field Studies
Kenya Wildlife Management Studies: CAS BI/EE 371, BI/EE 372, EE 491, EE 492.
Costa Rica Sustainable Development Studies: CAS EE 374, EE 377, EE 491, EE 492.
Mexico Conserving Marine Mammals & Coastal Ecosystems: CAS BI 374, BI 379, EE 491, EE 492.
Australia Tropical Rainforest Management: CAS BI/EE 369, EE 370, EE 491, EE 492.
Turks & Caicos Marine Resource Management Studies: CAS BI/EE 373, EE 374, EE 491, EE 492.
Note: Students choosing this option are still required to take at least two of the three advanced topical courses at the 400 level or above, and at least two of the three courses must be from a single topical area.