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Courses for a Degree in Geography

In addition to a focus on geography courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Geography Courses:

  • Principles of Physical Geography + Lab
  • Principles of Human Geography
  • Maps and Mapping
  • Map Conception and Development
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • World Regional Geography
  • Glaciers and Landscape
  • Physical Geography of Africa
  • Environmental Geopolitics
  • Urban Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Soil Geography
  • River Systems
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Geomorphology
  • Exploring Oceania  

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology