Double Major in Geography
Geography is an excellent second field for Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors because it also offers you a grounding in the physical and human systems within which environmental issues are situated in a larger global context. Similarly, Environmental Studies and Environmental Science are both excellent second fields of study for Geography majors. Declaring a second major in one of these two areas will help deepen your understanding of earth’s human and environmental systems.
ENVS Majors Considering a Double Major in Geography
Geography is an excellent second field for Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors because it also offers you a grounding in the physical and human systems within which environmental issues are situated in a larger global context. The geography major also allows you to specialize in an Environmental Geography track to help fine tune your understanding of the interactions of Earth’s physical and human systems.
Consider these opportunities:
- All General Education, Foreign Language, and Math requirements are the same for the two majors.
- All lower division classes required for the Geography major also count toward your ENVS major or minor.
- You may apply any of the following Geography courses to complete your ENVS degree:
GEOG 142: Human Geography
GEOG 314: Geographic Data Analysis
GEOG 321: Climatology
GEOG 322: Geomorphology
GEOG 323: Biogeography
GEOG 341: Population and Environment
GEOG 360: Watershed Science and Policy
GEOG 414: Advanced Geographic Data Analysis
GEOG 416: Introductory GIS
GEOG 418: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
GEOG 421: Advanced Climatology
GEOG 422: Advanced Geomorphology
GEOG 423: Advanced Biogeography
GEOG 424: Soil Genesis and Geography
GEOG 425: Hydrology
GEOG 427: Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 430: Long-term Environmental Change
GEOG 432: Climatological Aspects of Global Change
GEOG 442: Urban Geography
GEOG 461: Environmental Alterations
GEOG 462: Historical and Contemporary Views of the Environment
GEOG 463: Geography, Law, and the Environment
GEOG 465: Environment and Development
GEOG 466: Water Policy and Politics
You may apply any of these ES toward completion of your geography degree:
ENVS 201: Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENVS 420: Perspectives on Nature and Society
ENVS 450: Political Ecology
- If you choose to specialize in the Geography major’s "Environmental Geography" track, all electives count for your Environmental Studies or Environmental Science major.