Programs

Concentrations in Geography

Geography offers a Bachelor of Art degree. Students may choose between three concentrations: environmental, applied or global studies. You may become a major without declaring a concentration, but you must declare and complete the requirements for a concentration before you graduate.

Geography is also a concentration for students pursuing a BSE Social Studies degree in the School of Education

Geography Major

Environmental Studies (PDF) - emphasizing physical geography and environmental topics.  Environmental topics run through many of the department's courses.

Geospatial Applications - emphasizing the acquisition of skills in geographic information systems (GIS), map use and interpretation, cartography, and basic analytical skills.

Global Studies - emphasizing international understanding.  Regional emphases in the department include Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Canada in addition to the United States.

BSE Social Studies - for students majoring in Secondary Education Citizenship with an concentration in Geography.

The specific requirements for each concentration are detailed on the Major Blue Sheets.

Geography Minor

The geography minor has the same three concentrations offered to geography majors plus a generic fourth choice.

  • Environmental Studies - emphasizing physical geography and environmental topics.
  • Geospatial Applications - emphasizing the acquisition of geographic skills.
  • Global Studies - emphasizing international understanding.
  • General Geography - allowing for a combination of two of the above areas, or for a program tailored to suit particular requirements for the student's major.

The specific requirements for each concentration is detailed on the Minor Grey Sheets.

Environmental Minors

The MU Center for Sciences supports five minors that may interest geography majors.