Drawing on a rich selection of interdisciplinary fields, the Department of Geography, Environment and Society houses five baccalaureate degrees and three minors.
Scroll down for Information on: Geography BA, Geography BS, Geography Minor, Undergraduate Minor in GIS, Undergraduate Minor in Public Health, and Biology, Society, and Environment (BSE) BA. Go to Advising page (at left link) for to contact the Advisor for GES programs.
New Geography Only Drop-In Hours:
Mondays-Sept 17th to Dec 3rd, 2012: 9:30am-11:30 am Geography Drop-In Hours w/ Peer Advisor, Michael Southwell!
(no Senior Project questions; no BSE or Public Health students)
- Geography BA
The geography major offers integrated study of a globalized world, as made by human and non-human forces alike. The major bridges the humanities and the social, biophysical, and information sciences to study social, political, economic, and ecological processes and, especially, the role of space, place, and geographic networks in shaping them. Planning Form (PDF)
- Geography BS
The BS offers a solid foundation in the science of Environmental Systems or the Geographic Information Science (GIS). Planning Form (PDF)
- Geography Minor
With a minimum of 14 credits in Geography, the minor offers students offers students an opportunity to craft an individual course of study in the field. Planning Form (PDF)
- Undergraduate Minor in Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) encompasses the theories and methods for understanding spatial patterns and processes. The undergraduate minor in GIScience allows students to a develop depth in spatial analysis that complements their discipline-specific knowledge.
- Urban Studies BA, BS, and Minor
This cross-disciplinary field involves coursework, fieldwork experiences, and introductory work in disciplines that offer useful perspectives on contemporary urban and postindustrial society.
- Biology, Society, and Environment (BSE) BA
Students in biology, society, and environment (BSE) receive comprehensive training in biology combined with an in-depth examination of the relevance of biology to social and environmental problems. Students complete coursework in the biological sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. BSE-F2012-Program_Planning_Form-080512 (BSE Planning Form; PDF). Other BSE major program planning forms and Senior Project information available at: advising
- Undergraduate Minor in Public Health
This undergraduate minor is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of public health issues in different parts of the world. It can serve as a foundation for further study in public health, other health professions, or any fields in which the health of people is a relevant concern. Declaration Form: PubH_minor_declaration_form_03_2013 (PDF). Course guide: PubH-minor-courses-march-2013 (PDF).