Undergraduate Degree - Human Geography

Program:
Human Geography
Program Code:
HUMANG_BA1 Human Geography
Program Level:
UGRD
Award Type:
Human Geography
Department:
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.


College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Human Geography

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Geography provides comprehensive academic training in the human dimensions of the environment, particularly how people are affected by the environment, and how they alter and change it. Geographic knowledge is essential for understanding rapid social and environmental change in a globalized society. Human geographers describe, analyze, and explain the arrangement of the Earth’s cultures. With training in both the natural and social sciences, human geographers have a wide range of career opportunities in public and private sectors. They find work in consulting, government, urban and regional planning, locational analysis, marketing, real estate, tourism, transportation, and teaching. Geographers are increasingly in demand for jobs that require expertise in geospatial techniques, such as geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and cartography.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Geography
  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Geography.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Geography major is met by completing Geography 480. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following courses with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average across all attempted GEO courses (34 to 35 credits):
    a. All of the following courses (13 credits):
    GEO  113 Introduction to Economic Geography     3
         GEO  151 Introduction to Human Geography    3
         GEO  221 Introduction to Geographic Information  3
         GEO  221L  Introduction to Geographic Information Laboratory 1
         GEO  480 Undergraduate Seminar in Geography (W)  3
    b. One of the following groups of courses (3 or 4 credits):
        (a) GEO  206 Physical Geography    3
         (b) GEO  201 Introduction to Plant Geography    3
              GEO  206L  Physical Geography Laboratory    1
         (c) GEO  203 Introduction to Meteorology    3
               GEO  206L  Physical Geography Laboratory  1
         (d) GEO  306 Environmental Geomorphology    3
               GEO  206L  Physical Geography Laboratory    1
    c.  One of the following courses (3 credits):
         GEO  330 Geography of the United States    3
        GEO  331 Geography of Canada    3
         GEO  333 Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region 3
         GEO  335 Geography of Latin America  3
         GEO  336 Geography of Europe  3
         GEO  337 Geography of Asia-Pacific  3
         GEO  338 Geography of Africa  3
         GEO  339 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa 3
         GEO  340 Geography of Eurasia  3
    d.  Two of the following courses (6 credits):
        GEO  410 Geography of Food and Agriculture  3
         GEO  413 Urban Geography  3
         GEO  414 Geography of Transportation  3
         GEO  415 Location Theory and Land Use Analysis  3
         GEO  418 The Ghetto  3
         GEO  435 Geography of Health and Disease  3
         GEO  436 Spatial Analysis of Populations  3
         GEO  440 Geopolitics  3
         GEO  441 Cultural Geography  3
         GEO  453 Metropolitan Environments: Urban Forms and Land Uses 3
         GEO  459 Tourism in Regional Development  3
    e.  Three additional credits in GEO courses at the 100-level or above approved by the student's academic advisor.
    f.   Six additional credits in GEO courses at the 300-level or above approved by the student's academic advisor.