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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Geography—Environmental Geography Major (B.S.)

Special curriculum; major code BS4232

This program provides concentrated study of the Earth’s physical systems and human interactions with the environment. Environmental geography prepares students for careers in environmental planning, design, and restoration, as well as in environmental assessment and monitoring, resource management, natural areas preservation, and outdoor and environmental education. Students completing the program will develop competencies in a broad array of subjects spanning the natural and social sciences, as well as complementary analytical techniques. If you declare the Environmental Geography major, contact the Department as soon as possible, so that you are assigned an advisor.

Work with your advisor to develop a plan to complete the University General Education requirements.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Geography Core Requirements

Complete 57 hours of approved geography courses, including:


At least 30 hours at the 300 level or above. A minimum grade of C- is required for 100- and 200-level geography courses. No more than 5 hours each of 485 or 490/494 can count toward the 55 hours in geography. Hours in 486 do not count toward this total. Work with your advisor to develop a plan to complete the University General Education requirements.

Majors are not permitted to take geography and required courses pass/fail.

Program Requirements

You must meet all requirements for a geography major (listed above), with the following additional specifications:

General requirement

Recommended electives

Additional Requirements

Choose at least three courses (portions of the Arts and Sciences natural sciences requirement) from either the Biological Sciences or Earth Sciences group below:

Biological Sciences

Social Sciences (portion of Arts and Sciences social sciences area requirement)

Required course: