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Double Major in Geography

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.