The major in geography requires at least 24 hours of geography courses at the 3000-4000 level and must include GEOG 2011-2011L. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) must be earned in each course. For the A.B. degree, 3000-4000-level course work in the major must include 6 hours of human geography courses, 3 hours of physical geography courses, and 12 additional elective hours in geography; at least 6 hours must comprise 4000-level courses in human geography or techniques. For the B.S. degree, 3000-4000-level course work in the major must include 6 hours of physical geography courses, 3 hours of human geography courses, and 12 additional elective hours in geography; at least 6 hours must be 4000-level courses in physical geography or techniques.

I. FOUNDATION COURSES (9 HOURS)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
or STAT 2000

II. SCIENCES (7-8 HOURS)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.

Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): (GEOG 1111 and GEOG 1111L) or (GEOG 2110H and GEOG 1111L) or (GEOG(ATSC) 1112 and GEOG(ATSC) 1112L) or (GEOG 2120H and GEOG(ATSC) 1112L) or (GEOG 1113 and GEOG 1113L)

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)

Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

III. QUANTITATIVE REASONING (3-4 HOURS)

Preferred Course(s): GEOG 2011-2011L  

IV. WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS (12 HOURS)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.

World Languages and Culture (9 hours)

Preferred Course(s): GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2010H

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

V. SOCIAL SCIENCES (9 HOURS)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111HIST 2111EHIST 2111HHIST 2112HIST 2112EHIST 2112HHIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.

Preferred Course(s): GEOG 1101 or GEOG 1103 or GEOG 1125 or GEOG 2010H or GEOG 2130H or GEOG 2250H 

VI

1. GEOG 1101 or GEOG 1130 or GEOG 2010H

2.(GEOG 1111 and GEOG 1111L) or (GEOG(ATSC) 1112 and GEOG(ATSC) 1112L) or (GEOG 1113 and GEOG 1113L) or (GEOG 2110H and GEOG 1111L) or (GEOG 2120H and GEOG(ATSC) 1112L)

3. GEOG 2011-2011L

4. STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H

5. An additional course from the Core Area V, Social Sciences, list

 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

Required Courses (25-27 hours)

GEOG 4910
  • Choose two courses from Group A below
  • Choose one course from Group B below
  • Choose either a third course from Group A, or one course from Group C below 
  • Choose four courses from any of the four groups listed below 

(At least three of the eight selected courses must be 4000-level courses from Group A and/or Group C; no more than six (6) credit hours from Group D may be counted towards satisfying the major requirements.)

 

Group A -- Human/Regional Geography

Systematic Focus:
GEOG 3620
GEOG 3630
GEOG 3630E
GEOG 3640
GEOG 3660
GEOG 3690
GEOG 4610/6610
GEOG 4620/6620
GEOG 4630/6630
GEOG 4631/6631
GEOG 4632/6632
GEOG 4633/6633
GEOG(INTL)(HIST) 4634 
GEOG 4640/6640
GEOG 4650/6650
GEOG 4660/6660
GEOG 4670/6670
GEOG 4680/6680
GEOG 4690/6690
GEOG 4860/6860
GEOG 4890/6890

Regional Focus:
ANTH(GEOG) 4275/6275
CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260
GEOG(AFST) 3650
GEOG 4290/6290
GEOG 4710/6710
GEOG(LACS) 4720/6720 
GEOG 4730/6730
GEOG 4740/6740
GEOG 4750/6750 

Group B -- Physical Geography

Geomorphology:
GEOG 3010
GEOG 4020/6020
GEOG 4030/6030
GEOG 4040/6040
GEOG 4060/6060
WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L 

Climatology:
ENGR(ATSC) 4111/6111-4111L/6111L
ENGR(ATSC)(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L
ENGR(GEOG) 4180/6180
ATSC(GEOG) 3110
ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L
ATSC(GEOG) 3130
GEOG(ATSC) 3180
ATSC(GEOG)(ENGR) 4112/6112 
ATSC 4114/6114
ATSC 4116/6116-4116L/6116L
ATSC(GEOG) 4120/6120
ATSC(GEOG) 4121/6121
ATSC(GEOG) 4140/6140
ATSC(GEOG) 4150/6150
ATSC(GEOG) 4160/6160
ATSC(GEOG) 4170/6170-4170L/6170L
GEOG 4911/6911 

Biogeography:
CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4931/6931
FANR(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG)(INTL) 4271/6271 (minimum 3 hours)
FORS(ECOL)(GEOG) 4250/6250 (minimum 3 hours)
GEOG 3210
GEOG 3290
GEOG(PBIO) 4220/6220
GEOG(PBIO) 4240/6240
GEOG 4290/6290
GEOG 4810/6810

Group C -- Geographic Techniques
GEOG 3990
GEOG 4300/6300
GEOG 4305/6305
GEOG 4330/6330-4330L/6330L
GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L
GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
GEOG 4370E/6370E
GEOG(CRSS) 4375/6375
GEOG 4380/6380-4380L/6380L
GEOG 4385S/6385S 
GEOG 4410/6410-4410L/6410L
GEOG 4430/6430-4430L/6430L
GEOG 4450/6450
GEOG 4460/6460
GEOG 4470/6470-4470L/6470L
GEOG 4570/6570-4570L/6570L
GEOG 4571/6571-4571L/6571L 
GEOG 4590/6590-4590L/6590L
GEOG 4610/6610
GEOG 4920/6920 (minimum 3 hours)

Group D -- Miscellaneous Geography Courses
GEOG 3990
GEOG 4921/6921 (minimum 3 hours)
GEOG 4970R
GEOG 4980R
GEOG 4990R

Students may choose an Area of Emphasis below.  An Area of Emphasis is not required to complete the major.  Courses completed in the Area of Emphasis can count towards the degree requirements listed above. Course substitutions are possible for all Area of Emphasis requirements.  

Urban and Community Studies

The Urban and Community Studies area of emphasis focuses on the economic, cultural and political factors shaping cities, as well as the experiences of living and building different kinds of communities in and near cities. This area of emphasis relates to careers in urban planning, metropolitan government, economic development, and the non-profit sector.

Pre-requisite:
      GEOG 1103
          You may use this course to satisfy Area V (Social Sciences). 

Upper division courses: Students will take a total of 8 upper division courses in Geography
 
          GEOG 4910

     Core (3 courses):
          GEOG 3630

Select 2 of the following courses:
          GEOG 4630/6630
              note: GEOG 4630/6630 may be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit
         GEOG 4631/6631
         GEOG 4632/6632
         GEOG 4633/6633   
         GEOG(INTL)(HIST) 4634     

     Electives (3 courses): Select 3 additional courses from the following categories:

          Human Geography courses:
               GEOG 3290
               GEOG 3620
               GEOG 3640
               GEOG 3660
               GEOG 3690
               ATSC(GEOG) 4160/6160
               GEOG 4620/6620
               GEOG 4640/6640
               GEOG 4680/6680
               GEOG 4690/6690
               GEOG 4890/6890

          Applications/Extensions
               GEOG 3990
               GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L
               GEOG 4380/6380-4380L/6380L
               GEOG 4385S/6385S 

     Physical Geography (1 course): Select 1 3000- or 4000-level physical geography course.

Note: All Departmental, College and University requirements for the AB or BS degree must be observed.

Agro-Food Systems and Food Security

The Agro-Food Systems and Food Security area of emphasis focuses on the structure and dynamics of the industrial agro-food system, as well as the many and varied critiques leveraged against that system. Emphasis is given to understanding the ways in which alternative food systems and networks seek to address the weaknesses of the industrial system. Themes include globalization, hunger and food insecurity, sustainable farming, local and regional food systems, food safety, food justice, and food sovereignty. This area of emphasis relates to careers in the rapidly growing alternative food networks sector, as well as shaping food policy at multiple levels of governance.

Upper division courses: Students will take a total of 8 upper division courses in Geography

       GEOG 4910 

     Core (choose 3 of the following courses):
          GEOG 3660
          GEOG 4670/6670
          GEOG 4860/6860
          GEOG 4890/6890

     Electives (3 courses): Select 3 additional courses from the following categories:
       Human Geography
          GEOG 3290
          GEOG 3620
          GEOG 3630
          GEOG 3640
          GEOG 3690
          GEOG 4620/6620
          GEOG 4630/6630
          GEOG 4631/6631
          GEOG 4632/6632
          GEOG 4633/6633
          GEOG(INTL)(HIST) 4634 
          GEOG 4640/6640
          GEOG 4680/6680
          GEOG 4690/6690
          CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
     
      Applications/Extensions
          GEOG 3990
          GEOG(CRSS) 4375/6375
          GEOG 4385S/6385S 
          GEOG 4890/6890

     Physical Geography (1 course): Select 1 3000- or 4000-level physical geography course.

Note: All Departmental, College and University requirements for the AB degree must be observed.

Globalization, Politics and Economy

The Globalization, Politics and Economy area of emphasis provides an understanding of the macro- and micro-economic factors and political relationships shaping the interdependent world system today. Political and economic perspectives of the core intersect with electives to frame more specific areas of human geography. This area of emphasis relates to careers in international business, the government sector (local to international levels), international development organizations, labor organizations, and the non-profit sector.

Pre-requisite:
          GEOG 1103 and GEOG 1130 
               You may use either of these courses to satisfy Area V (Social Sciences). 

Upper division courses: Students will take a total of 8 upper division courses in Geography

 

         GEOG 4910 

     Core (3 courses): Select 3 of the following courses (courses not selected for the Area of Emphasis Core can be used for the Area of Emphasis Elective):
   
          GEOG 3620
          GEOG 3640
          GEOG 3690
          GEOG 4620/6620
          GEOG 4690/6690

     Electives (3 courses): Select 3 additional courses from the following categories:

      Human Geography
          GEOG 3290
          GEOG 3630
          GEOG 3660
          GEOG 4630/6630
          GEOG 4631/6631
          GEOG 4632/6632
          GEOG 4633/6633
          GEOG(INTL)(HIST) 4634 
          GEOG 4640/6640
          GEOG 4660/6660
          GEOG 4670/6670
          GEOG 4680/6680
          GEOG(LACS) 4720/6720
          GEOG 4860/6860
          GEOG 4890/6890
               
      Applications/Extensions
          GEOG(AFST) 3650
          GEOG 3990
          GEOG 4710/6710          

     Physical Geography (1 course): Select 1 3000- or 4000-level physical geography course.

Note: All Departmental, College and University requirements for the AB degree must be observed.

Environmental Geography

The Environmental Geography area of emphasis provides students with a well-rounded education of the earth's physical and biological systems and settings. It prepares students for careers related to environmental planning, environmental consulting, resource management, and various areas dealing with stewardship of public and private lands.

Pre-requisiteGEOG 1125 or GEOG 2250H

Upper division courses: Students will take a total of 8 upper division courses in Geography
 

          GEOG 4910 

     
     Core (6 courses): Select 2 courses from each of the following areas:

      Geomorphology
          GEOG 3010
          GEOG 4020/6020
          GEOG 4030/6030
          GEOG 4040/6040
          GEOG 4060/6060
          GEOG 4070/6070
          WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L

       Climatology
          ATSC(GEOG) 3110
          ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L
          ATSC(GEOG) 3130
          GEOG(ATSC) 3180
          ENGR(ATSC) 4111/6111-4111L/6111L
          ATSC(GEOG)(ENGR) 4112/6112 
          ATSC 4114/6114
          ATSC(GEOG) 4120/6120
          ATSC(GEOG) 4140/6140
          ATSC(GEOG) 4150/6150
          ATSC(GEOG) 4160/6160
          ATSC(GEOG) 4170/6170-4170L/6170L
          ENGR(ATSC)(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L
          ENGR(GEOG) 4180/6180
          GEOG 4911/6911

     Biogeography
          GEOG 3210
          GEOG 3290
          GEOG(PBIO) 4220/6220
          GEOG(PBIO) 4240/6240
          GEOG 4810/6810
          CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
          CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4931/6931

Human Geography (1 course) *: select 1 3000- or 4000-level human geography course

*an additional human geography course (total of 2) is needed in relation to the AB degree

Note: Add Departmental, College and University requirements for the AB or BS degree must be observed.

Global Environmental Change

The Global Environmental Change area of emphasis focuses on dynamic elements of earth's systems that operate at continental to global scales and change on timescales of decades to millions of years. It prepares students for careers broadly related to global environmental change and associated aspects of resource management.

Upper division courses: Students will take a total of 8 upper division courses in Geography.

         GEOG 4910

     Core (2 courses):
          GEOG(ATSC) 3180
          GEOG 4040/6040

     Electives (4 courses. Select one from each of the four categories):

      Geomorphology
          GEOG 3010
          GEOG 4020/6020
          GEOG 4030/6030
          GEOG 4060/6060
          GEOG 4070/6070
          WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L

      Climatology
          ATSC(GEOG) 3110
          ATSC(GEOG) 3120-3120L
          ATSC(GEOG) 3130
          ATSC(GEOG) 4120/6120
          ATSC(GEOG) 4150/6150
          ATSC(GEOG) 4160/6160

      Biogeography
          GEOG 3210
          GEOG 3290
          GEOG(PBIO) 4220/6220
          GEOG(PBIO) 4240/6240
          GEOG 4810/6810

      Remote Sensing
          ATSC(GEOG) 4140/6140
          GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L

Human Geography (1 course)*: select 1 3000- or 4000-level human geography course

*an additional human geography course (total of 2) is needed in relation to the AB degree
Note: All Departmental, College and University requirements for the AB and BS degree must be observed.