BA in Geography (Human Geography)

Units required for Major: 46

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a concentration in Human Geography examines how diverse human cultures and economies interact with natural environments to create distinctive places with unique achievements, challenges, and conflicts. Students acquire cross-cultural perspectives and knowledge relevant to globalization, international development, energy and other natural resource issues, hazards and disasters, migration and demography, and geopolitical situations. 

Note:

  • Every candidate must complete all of the Geography Core and one Concentration.
  • Courses cannot double count for the core and the concentration.
  • Students must take at least FOUR courses, with at least one each from Data Analysis and Data Output categories.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Core Courses (10 Units)
GEOG 1Physical Geography: The Distribution of Natural Phenomena3
GEOG 2Cultural Geography3
GEOG 3Introduction to Maps and Geographic Technologies3
GEOG 11Laboratory in Physical Geography1
Required Upper Division Core Courses (9 Units)
GEOG 102Ideas and Skills in Geography3
GEOG 118Earth Transformed3
GEOG 190Senior Research Seminar in Geography 3
Geography Core (12 Units)
Select one course from each of the following four areas:12
Geographic Techniques
Computer Cartography
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Applied GIS
Quantitative Methods in Geography
Field Geography: Urban-Metropolitan
Field Geography: Suburban-Rural
Field Geography: Physical
Human Geography
Geography of Economic Activity
Population Geography
Urban Geography
Urban and Regional Planning
Transportation Geography
Applied GIS
Physical Geography
Elements Of Meteorology
Climate
Biogeography
Global Climate Change
Landforms
California's Water Resources
Regional Geography
United States and Canada
Geography Of East Asia
Geography Of Europe
California
Concentrations (15 Units)
Select a concentration from the following:15
Geographic Information Systems and Analysis Concentration
Human Geography Concentration
Metropolitan Area Planning Concentration
Physical Geography Concentration
Total Units46

Concentration in Human Geography (15 units)

Select two additional human geography courses from the following:6
Geography of Economic Activity
Population Geography
Urban Geography
Urban and Regional Planning
Transportation Geography
California's Water Resources
Applied GIS
Select two additional regional geography courses from the following:6
United States and Canada
Geography Of East Asia
Geography Of Africa
Geography Of Europe
California
Select one additional technique course from the following:3
Computer Cartography
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Applied GIS
Quantitative Methods in Geography
Field Geography: Urban-Metropolitan 1
Field Geography: Suburban-Rural 1
Total Units15
1

The technique cannot be a field course if a field course was taken for the core.