Geography- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Geography, 216 Shideler Hall (513-529-5010).

Geographers study human (social, economic, political) and environmental (atmospheric, biologic, geologic) processes that create diverse global patterns in physical and cultural landscapes. Geography especially focuses on understanding how people and societies relate with each other and their environment. Geographers are positioned to work for positive development initiatives in local communities and around the world.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours)

Foundation Courses. Both of these:

GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3) or

GEO 111 World Regional Geography (3)

GEO 121 Earth's Physical Environments (4)

Core Courses. Both of these:

GEO 211 Global Change (3)

GEO 241 Map Interpretation (3) or

GEO 242 Mapping a Changing World (3)

Recommended elective:

GEO 395 Scholarship and Practice in Geography (1)

Specialization Paths. At least 12 hours in one of these four paths:

Environmental Change Path

This one:

GEO 221 Regional Physical Environments (3) and

Choose at least TWO of the following:

GEO 205 Population and Migration (3)

GEO 271 Humans and Natural Resources (3)

GEO 333 Global Perspectives on Natural Disasters (3)

GEO 354 Geomorphology (4)

GEO 401 Sustainable Regions (3)

GEO 421 Climatology (3)

GEO 425 Hydrogeography (3)

GEO 426 Watershed Management (3)

GEO 428 Soil Geography (4)

GEO 431 Global Plant Diversity (3)

GEO 432 Ecoregions of North America (3)

GEO 436 Women, Gender, and the Environment (3)

GEO 437 Regional Land Use Capability Analysis (3)

GEO 441 Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 444 GI Science in Landscape Ecology (3)

GEO 447 Aerial Photo Interpretation (4)

GEO 448 Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing (3)

GEO 496 Biodiversity in Kenya (6)

Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of adviser.

Global Development Path

Choose at least ONE of the following:

GEO 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3)

GEO 301 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (4)

GEO 304 Latin American Development (3)

GEO 307 Geography of Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia (3)

GEO 308 Geography of East Asia (3)

GEO 311 Geography of Europe (3)

GEO 405 The Caribbean in Global Context (3)

Selected GEO 410 courses with permission of adviser; and

Choose at least TWO of the following:

GEO 205 Population and Migration (3)

GEO 302 Geography and Gender (3)

GEO 309 Native American Women (3)

GEO 378 Political Geography (3)

GEO 385 Media Geographies (3)

GEO 401 Sustainable Regions (3)

GEO 406 Indigenous Peoples and Their Sacred Lands (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (3)

GEO 436 Women, Gender, and the Environment (3)

GEO 437 Regional Land Use Capability Analysis (3)

GEO 441 Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 444 GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology (3)

GEO 447 Aerial Photo Interpretation (4)

GEO 448 Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing (3)

GEO 455 Race, Urban Change, and Conflict in America (3)

GEO 457 Global Cities (3)

GEO 461 Migrants & Diasporas (3)

GEO 473 Development and Underdevelopment (3)

GEO 475 Global Periphery's Urbanization (3)

GEO 476 Global Poverty (3)

GEO 496 Biodiversity of Kenya (6)

Selected GEO 460 courses with the permission of adviser.

Comparative Urban Economic Path

This one:

GEO 201 Geography of Urban Diversity (3); and

Choose at least TWO of the following:

GEO 205 Population and Migration (3)

GEO 302 Geography and Gender (3)

GEO 385 Media Geographies (3)

GEO 437 Regional Land Use Capability Analysis (3)

GEO 441 Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 444 GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology (3)

GEO 447 Aerial Photo Interpretation (4)

GEO 448 Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing (3)

GEO 451 Urban and Regional Planning (3)

GEO 454 Urban Geography (3)

GEO 455 Race, Urban Change, and Conflict in America (3)

GEO 457 Global Cities (3)

GEO 458 Cities of Difference (3)

GEO 459 Advanced Urban and Regional Planning (3)

GEO 462 Public Space (3)

GEO 467 Land Use, Law, and the State (3)

GEO 473 Development and Underdevelopment (3)

GEO 475 Global Periphery's Urbanization (3)

GEO 492 Geography of the Auto Industry (3)

Selected GEO 460 courses with the permission of adviser.

Environmental and Society Path

Select courses based on a study plan created in consultation with an adviser.

Required Capstone Course

GEO 491 Senior Seminar (4)

Workshop, internship, or other fieldwork in geography is strongly encouraged and will count towards required hours (with permission of adviser).

• Additional geography courses to total 36 hours in the major, chosen in consultation with your adviser.

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